Response sent via Standard Post
What do you think when you hear standard mail delivery?
I think “2-3 business days, extra time around the holidays”.
(I find myself comparing my desire for the item to arrive to the cost of overnight delivery, and often times I find the desire wins over the wait. I suppose that is a trait of our instantaneous generation, and a hard habit to break.)
With people, I find myself also responding quickly. Finding the need to be heard or right outweighing what the other person is saying.
The challenge here is rather than expediting my delivery, I need to learn to become quick to listen, slow to respond. I need to send my responses through standard mail rather than overnighting them. The 2-3 days to mull on how I feel and why also gives me time to seek out and understand how THEY feel and why.
Currently Reading: “The 7 habits of highly effective people.” By Stephen R. Covey
Posted on January 10, 2016, in Home Front and tagged listen to understand, priory mail, slow to respond, standard post, stephen covey, the 7 habits of highly effective people, ups. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.