Sunday, June 21, 2020

Gut reactions? Should you share?

I shared a few gut reactions yesterday. I thought about whether this was a good idea or not since I didn't have the specific facts to back up some of my gut reactions, but in the end, I thought that it was important to share since time is an important focus. Without sharing those reactions, people might not think of the perspectives I shared, and I believed it was important to consider those perspectives.

Overall, I think it is important to keep the mission of the work we do and the values we have as we make any decisions during this pandemic.

At a teacher meeting, a colleague shared a gut reaction with me. The share was sharp, but it truly helped me to think about the bigger picture with greater perspective. Had the colleague waited, I may not have altered my perception so quickly about the discussion topic.

Gut reactions if shared with sensitivity and good focus are sometimes worth sharing.