I’m reading The Power of Questions by Scott Richards. One question I try to ask myself regularly is, “Why Am I Talking?” Easily remembered as WAIT, this could be a helpful mantra for many people.

Distracted by excitement or impatience or “knowing” the answer, I can interrupt, barge into conversations or exhibit other types of over-talking.

A helpful reminder would be a plastic bracelet (like LiveStrong) with the word “WAIT” etched into it. Now that would be a practical fashion accessory!


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