- You get back home, mindlessly sit on your sofa and your hand reaches for the remote; Pause; Is this the best use of time?
- You open the refrigerator and look at the cake with your name written all over it. Your hand automatically moves towards the cake; Pause; Am I not dieting? How much more will I have to jog to burn the calories of this cake?
- Your peers are gossipping near the water cooler. You can see them laughing and they seem to be having lots of fun. You find yourself walking towards them; Pause; Isn't there a major report that is due at 4:00 PM?
- Your wife is upset with you because you forgot to do what you promised to do. She is giving you a feedback which sounds to you as criticism; You want to lash out and give her a piece of your mind; Pause; Isn't what she is saying true? Why did I forget to do what I promised to do?
These examples can go on and on. There is a power in the pause. It can change the course of your life. It is one of the best antidotes for slacking too.
The only time you should not pause is in an emergency situation that makes your body react to save your life: You are walking in a jungle and a tiger jumps in your track. You are driving on the highway and the car in front of you breaks suddenly. These instances call for instant action and a pause can kill you.
In other areas of your life a pause has the power to empower you to take the right course of action.
Try using the power of pause ,after you finish reading this post, for the next 24 hours. Do share your experience in your comments.
Try using the power of pause for a week. You will be amazed at the results!