I was discussing with my friend this evening how we both sometimes struggle with being able to tell a story, focus in a conversation, or even say a sentence at times.
It can be frustrating to not be able to get your point across, especially when you know what you want to say and for some reason can’t do it.
I used to be angry when these things happened – stuttering, long pauses, losing focus, etc.
I still get frustrated at times, but I am understanding that I am someone who needs time to think about how I want to say things and tell stories.
As I’ve talked about before on this platform, I want to “paint the right picture” that I have in my mind.
I want to be able to communicate as effectively as I know how.
And sometimes, I do slip up.
I will stutter.
I will forget exactly what I wanted to say next.
I will lose focus and pause to try to get it back.
I’d rather take my time to understand and get it right than rush through it and have it be empty/messy.
It’s kind of part of embracing myself.
I am a thinker – I want to let me think.
I want to analyze my thoughts and understand where my mind is before I say and present my communication.
I also don’t want to hold back for too long and miss my opportunity to communicate – I’ve had to learn my “balance” between taking my time in analyzing and jumping right in.
Long story short, I am continuing to learn how I personally communicate and what is effective for me.
I want to be understood – you should, too!
As they say, “communication is key”, and I want to be able to communicate well with others.
In order to do that, I need to communicate with myself first.
I need to understand how I function and need to understand communication before I give it.
And as I’ve said, I have been learning and will continue to learn.
For now, I will communicate as I know best…
And let myself think.