At work, we interviewed a lady for a sales position.
She was a talker. There was a point where one of the interviewers tried to ask a question but a word into it, she interrupted him.
Once, twice, then she moved on to another subject. We all forgot he was going to ask a question.
Effective interview is one where both parties look at mutual fit. For a relationship to last, you have to make sure both parties have the right expectations. Not only was this lady interrupting questions, she was lacking good questions for us. That made me think. It made me reflect on my life, my attitude, and my behavior.
What questions am I blocking in life?
Am I interrupting anybody?
Am I listening well to my husband, to my kids, to my friends, to my parents, to my colleagues... to MY CONSCIENCE?
What lesson am I cutting out by interrupting?
Am I able to see everything good and bad that is happening in my life and of those around me?
Or am I only seeing what is pushed at me?
Am I listening?
Am I evaluating?
Or am I too busy talking?
The thing is, it's easy to notice these behaviors on others. We are easy to judge or get annoyed. But it's self-reflection that is more valuable. It's self-reflection that pushes the irrelevant aside so we can focus on what matters most. 🌷Umeda