I am sometimes guilty of over explaining.

And it can influence people’s perception of me.

It can make me seem patronising.

Or unconfident.

Or both.


I forget that people can only truly understand things from their perception.

And that all I am really doing by super-explaining anything is trying to show another person why I did what I did, or why I think what I think, from my perception.

And in moments of clarity – like now – I think you myself, why would I ever want to do that?

Life is so short.

Most times it’s easier to, well, just ‘do’.

I bet that if I added up how many minutes of my life I spend ‘doing’ and how many minutes of my life I spent ‘explaining why I did’ – I’d get a shock.

What a waste!

If I do a lot less explaining, I’ll have more time for doing more doing.

So that’s what I’m going to do.


  1. Janet Chaston Reply

    You proved your point in your explanation …lol…what comes over though is your utter enthusiasm for life, it is refreshing !

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