Sound Bites

Communication is one of the most important things we do. We breath, we eat, we drink, we sleep, we work and all the while we communicate. Even our dreams are a form of communication. When it comes to communication in the real world, what I can’t stand is what I call sound bites.

Sound bites are those bits of communication that you receive that are related to a bigger picture but you don’t know what that picture is until you somehow figure out how to accumulate enough sound bites to figure it out.

Little kids are great at this, especially if they know there’s trouble or discipline coming their way. They give you part truths, or lies, and leave lots of details out. You get sound bites.

Big people do this too. But the ones who want more out of a day, week, month, year and life, will learn to better and more thoroughly communicate—both on the giving and the receiving ends.