When you fall down, are you alone or are you in public, or was someone nearby that helped you stand straight. Because I have a weak right ankle, there have been a few times I have fallen down during the daytime in pubic when the pavement was not even. The way of Silence surrounding this event is astonishing.
Since I did grow up in a football family, I watched the 2014 Super Bowl. Early on, sports announcers gave positive explanations why the Professional Denver Broncos may have been nervous and missed certain plays. This worldwide event has been taken apart and analyzed by many experts in the sports field. This blog is focusing on a different aspect to this event. . . The way of Silence.
Many of us have grown up with advice, “If you have nothing good to say, don’t say anything.” When someone is down, you don’t step on them and make they feel worse.
I took a look for a reporter’s take on the 2014 Super Bowl published this morning and found: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1947809-super-bowl-2014-blowout-score-was-most-shocking-result-in-years. The way of Silence was taken by a reporter who gave quiet reflection. He wrote in a positive way how the Broncos were not the only Offense Team beaten in a Super Bowl. The way of Silence allowed reframing to take the sting out of the Broncos performance.
We can’t change what happened yesterday in our careers. We can only Choose Who We Want to be Known As when we fall down. Hopefully, we can fall into the Way of Silence and reframe the situation. Have a great week!
“Jo Ann” M. Radja, Career Management Coaching & Change Agent