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December 15, 2011

On Second Thought . . .

Filed under: John Morgan's Blog — John Morgan @ 7:24 am

I woke up groggy this morning and The Grasshopper gave me a groggy thought, or so I thought – “Having second thoughts about first impressions.”

It took a while to sink in but I think I now appreciate the essence of it.

Did you ever, while reading, spot a spelling mistake? The answer is “Yes”; we’ve all done it, but did you notice the process of how you knew?

You were reading along and you went past the misspelled word and a few words or a sentence later you went back and noticed the misspelling. What happened? Your eyes saw it but it didn’t immediately register with you consciously. It did register with your feeling sense. If you pay attention, you will notice an odd sensation that causes you to go back and take a second look.

You sensed it was misspelled which caused you to look again.

We may not get a second chance to make a first impression, but a first impression may benefit by a second thought.

Have you ever had the experience of immediately not liking someone? They may have not even said a word or done anything, but you flat out didn’t like them. You got a feeling sense before you got the thought of “I don’t like them.” Upon second inspection, you may notice they have the look of someone you detest which triggered your initial sensation. Your second thought was then to be more open to them.

I am a big proponent of trusting your gut, but sometimes it makes sense to take a second look at what your gut is responding to. It may be that your initial response was accurate, but it doesn’t hurt to do a quick inspection.

Traditional “second thoughts” are usually a debate inside your head. That is not what I’m referring to here. That debate could go on forever and you may never act.

What I am suggesting is that your first impression is always in your body; it’s a kinesthetic experience. The thought always comes afterward. The second thought I’m referring to is the one that gets you to double check your sensation, not debate another thought ad nauseam for supremacy.

Your first impression will always be your first impression. My question is: Does it require a second thought?

 

All the best,

John

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