Very rarely do we say just the right thing… in just the right way… and, even rarer is what we say being heard in the way it was intended! So, when you catch yourself saying the wrong thing, instead of wishing you could “pause” your communication, rewind, and then re-record:
1) Forgive yourself, 2) Clean up your communication misstep, and 3) Move on!
All we have in the domain of communication is the ability to forgive ourselves and restart. All we can do is dance with what we have in front of us, and isn’t that what life is about anyway?
Just a thought.