Monday, October 15, 2012

Listen Loud, Wait Long, Think Hard, Speak Last

Synthesizing is an underrated talent.

If you can become known as someone who boils down complex ideas to a bare, yet highly memorable minimum, creates labels for things that make it faster to classify and understand what’s going on, packages truths as meaningful concrete nuggets that give meaning to human experiences, delivers micro masterpieces of clarity and brevity to help others structure and interpret reality, helps people make sense of life and bring order to a world that is confusing and scary, and someone who feels and says what most people can’t express for themselves, if you can be that person, your voice will be requested in many places.

The hard part is, it is the synthesizer who listens the loudest, waits the longest, thinks the hardest and speaks the latest.

Are you up to the challenge?