timing is everything

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the last few months I have been taking mental notes of ideas that people have and tried to follow the path to its success or lack of implementation. One of the things that struck me was the importance of timing and the wisdom required in sharing our thoughts and ideas at the right time.
One example was of a friend who has done some research work who shared some revelatory ideas over coffee the week before a presentation to eager listeners. Near the end of the conversation I asked if he had thought how the listeners at the forthcoming presentation would receive his findings….his reply stunned me……”they are not ready to hear this at the moment, I will only share the first thoughts, the meat of my research can wait until they are ready to receive it.”
That was wisdom, wisdom of the highest order. How often there may be great ideas that just need patience before they are shared….after all, timing is everything!