Following Friday's Half Hour, I had a very interesting series of messages about the point on “leaking” a need to do something.
Five people noticed their own behaviour at various times in their lives when they had a pressing need. Sometimes, because the need was deeply personal, and very private, they uttered not a syllable to anyone about what they were going to do.
Subsequently, because of the need, the strength of the decision, and the deeply personal implications, they had no trouble in implementing whatever actions needed, and succeeded very well in their efforts.
I am mentioning this because when I’ve said it to others individually, about keeping intentions private, I’ve had similar answers.
I’d be very interested to hear any further comments, one way or the other, on this observation.
Another interesting response was to the value of interest invested in any task.
People answered in this context with examples of their own experience, their children’s experience, and in one case, where it teacher roused the interest of an entire class by associating the subject with an enthusiasm common to all the pupils.
Isn’t it amazing what we can find in our own armoury, when we take the time and little bit of trouble to look within?
“Seek not to banish fear and doubt,
In the outside noise and din.
The peace you’re seeking from without,
Comes only from within.”