Learning to Elaborate

Some of us tend towards fewer words — choosing each syllable carefully, as if there was a mandate to “be clear, be brief, and be gone.”

But not every situation is like that. Sometimes we need to be able to expand on our thoughts and explain ourselves more thoroughly. And if we haven’t given ourselves permission or practice to do that in the past, it can be hard to do it when the opportunity arises.

In this post, Dean offers a simple and valuable practice that opens the door to this ability.