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