I listen to a leadership expert named Tim Kight. He talks about the importance of pausing before responding to challenges and situations in the world.
Pause. Gather yourself. Then respond. Reacting spontaneously has its risks. If you can pause, you ought to do so.
Kight digs deeper, by describing three distinct types of pauses.
I’ve often considered the virtue of a pause and try to practice using them. Until now, I’ve never really considered the nature of the pause and what we try to accomplish with them: