The Power of Interpretation

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There is always someone who knows better than you what you meant.

It happens all the time. We say something and we think we know what we are saying, and yet the interpretation is something different.

Would you agree?

Consider this example: You’ve got a significant other, you say one thing, they meant the other, “I know what you meant!” and before you know it you’re arguing about everything else. And while you’re at it – “you were late the other night for dinner” – and they start counting all of your other flaws. Because the problem is when we communicate, unfortunately, it’s the receiver who has the power because the receiver hears what the receiver wants to hear.

So, for all of you who are concerned about making a pitch, you are the pitcher. The catcher holds the power. Because if you pitch, and the catcher doesn’t catch, your pitch will be made to maximize damage.

 

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