The Most Interesting Person in the World

Living in the present

Posted on: September 3, 2010

Too often we’re tempted to tell a story from the past, or riddle a fight scene with, “Six months ago…” If you find your energy drained in the middle of a scene, this might be why. Focus on what is happening now. If you want to establish a relationship, planning for the future is stronger than discussing the past. For example, “John, I can’t believe you yelled at my friend last week.” We can find out that backstory AND create possibilities for a game of the scene by stating, “Okay, John, I’ll introduce you to my friend, but please don’t yell at her this time.” Now I can’t wait to see what happens next…

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