… Lately I don’t have much of it. I feel like I’m thinking with clarity, but I’m failing miserably when it comes to communicating clearly. Things are crystal clear in my head but all those around me see is a blurred vision. It certainly isn’t their fault. The blurred vision is shared by too many people for me not to bear the blame.
What to do? For me, it always starts with taking the time to put my thoughts on paper. I outline. I chart. I flow chart. Then I’ll need to get them into a 5 minute succinct chalk-talk. Finally, I have to patiently answer any and all questions.
The writing part isn’t hard for me. I just have to take the time to slow down and do it. The oral part will be harder. I lose patience and can become short. I’m not the best of teachers.
It has been a frustrating few days. That frustration is only going to continue and get worse if I don’t get the foundational step of clarity right.