Concision and silence
30 Jun, 2020

This week my mentor shared some articles on silence and concision. Often the most brilliance is found in a poignant pause and a few words that spark thoughts, wisdom, and even complete conversations in someone else’s mind.

It takes two skills: silence and concision.

Silence is learnt by adopting practices of not being first to speak, saying no to your reaction so you may process, and listening to an entire matter.

Concision is learnt by making declarative statements, finding the Crux, and creating images rather than explanations.

These are not talents. They are skills. Skills that require silencing the screaming anxiety that you’re not filling space with enough words.

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