January 19, 2018

Say it early


Some things will be left unsaid.

Most, because they’re unknowns. At the time of speaking, or writing, or drafting the contract, there will always be things let unconsidered, details that we didn’t realise would be important, gaps so big in our understanding that we didn’t even know they were gaps. You do the best you can and if there’s something left, them’s the breaks. We’ll deal with the unknowns whenever they become a thing that we have to deal with.

Some though … we knew about, we knew were unsaid, we even knew that they’d be a thing, and we kept our mouths shut.

Which might be expedient (and sometimes that’s smart) but for the most part all we’re doing is storing up trouble. And the thing about trouble: it has a way of biting you at the worst possible time.

Skippy strategy: When you now, say it early.