Effective communication is a difficult thing. Often it stands in the way of great progress being made. I know it’s certainly a problem where I work, and that probably goes for every work place.
That’s why this is so embarrassing for me to admit.
Communication with myself often falls far short. Here are a few examples.
1. “Ok Brad, clean the dishes, then you can relax.”
20 minutes later – “Wait, was I supposed to clean the dishes, or eat this bag of mini-doughnuts? Because I see a lot of dirty dishes, and NO doughnuts …”
2. “Ok … I’ll set my alarm for … 6 am … I’ll wake up and do sit-ups before getting ready for work and in no time I’ll have super freak abs.”
7:30 am, “SHOOT … Wait, wow … I snoozed my alarm so many times it gave up … Impressive!”
3. “All right guys, this is my last game then I need to head to bed. Battlefield 3 can’t run my life.”
20 minutes later: “No I can’t go to sleep after THAT …”
50 minutes later: “I am so glad we have that coffee place right by work. One more game?”
… Not a very good post, right? Eh. You’re probably too comatose from Turkey to care. And if you do care, go eat some pie, come back and read this in a better mood.