I’ve been noticing the past couple of weeks that I have a habit of reading through email and texts rather quickly. As a result, I’ve also noticed that I often miss keep points or specific words within the messages. Sometimes, this causes me to have a different interpretation of the message than what the sender intended.
We all get a lot of email, texts, notifications, and other forms of media vying for our attention, and we need a way to get through them quickly. However, what I’m starting to work on is slowing down a little when I get messages from those closest to me. I want to make sure that I’m understanding what they’re communicating to me, versus getting it wrong because I was in a hurry.
If someone is important to me, and they took the time to send me a text or email, I need to honor them by making sure I understand what they’re telling me.