Valuable lessons for life... Don't interrupt others or finish their sentences

This morning I was having a look through my book case and happened upon the superb little book "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff" by Richard Carlson.

I decided to open it randomly to see what would come up and a brilliant little chapter entitled "Don't interrupt others or finish their sentences" was what I found. It was so brilliant in fact, that I decided to share it with you.

I for one know that this is a lesson I should take heed of. My excuse is that if I don't say what I want to say at the time, it's gone from my head forever - which, as frustrating as it is, is still just an excuse. As Mr. Carlson so rightly says "this insidious tendency is nothing more than an innocent habit" but once you can get the hang of noticing it and take action - by consciously deciding not to interrupt someone - then you will soon notice how much more pleasure you get from conversations and especially, how much more you will learn from others and also learn about others.

Now that you've read this, do you notice yourself interrupting? How does it make you feel when someone else interrupts you? Feel free to share you comments, I'd love to hear from you.

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Don't sweat the small stuff book cover