September 9, 2019

Come on! Just one more!!

Every morning when I wake up, I shout out loudly to the positive side of my brain....."Stop will be a day that you will not fall prey to temptations, today will be the day you will free yourself from the vortex of urges that keep pulling you back into it, look at the innocent face of your daughter, the effort that you are putting to give her a wonderful life and the present of a bright future, Look at all the amazing things that you have been dreaming of. You stop it today and you are a million steps closer to achieve all of these".

But at the same time, the other side of my brain, the one that is the devil, the darker side of it shouts out to me and says..."Come on...just one more will not do any harm" and I fall prey to it every single time and end the day thinking "I should have probably not listened to it" and that one more has probably turned into hundreds of them!

The damage is done....Such a pity!! 

"Keep the note short"....he always said!

As I was sitting at leisure on a Sunday afternoon, I was blog hopping reading most of the blogs that I follow. Must tell you...It is a favorite pass time of mine...One you get to see how differently people pen their thoughts and try to take a piece of their mind to inculcate in the way that you think and the other obviously is how brilliantly you can kill time.

So while I was going through a few of the posts, I was amazed to see that my attention span towards a post was hardly about 2 to 3 mins and if I found a post that was longer than that, my mind would wander off. Now that is how it is for me. Different people have different levels of attention span and when I re-read a few of my posts, I was appalled to see how long they were and making me wonder if I will really be able to grab the attention of the reader for so long. 

As my mentor always used to say....If you cannot convey what you want to communicate to a person within 2 mins, most of the times you would have lost that person's attention span. Be it an email, a letter or a simple verbal conversation. Both personally and professionally.

So next time, if you happen to read some of my posts and you think that I have lost you. Please comment and let me know :P