Ugh, don’t you just hate small talk.
I literally could not care if we have ‘had a lot of rain’ recently, hearing about the traffic, the fact that the local shop no longer takes cash.
But it’s not just small talk, gossip magazines, tabloids, pointless radio. Don’t get me wrong there is a time and a place.
But the question is, how much time?
I want to think. I want to be challenged in my thoughts. I want to immerse myself in ideas and dreams to help me to continue to push myself beyond where I am now. I want to explore. I want to learn more, to open up new doors and ideas that I never even knew existed. To think beyond the ‘world’ I live in now and explore the many worlds that our amazing planet has to offer. To continue to create more and more of a reality that fulfils me.
I read to challenge my perspective. I question to create bigger ideas. I enter discussions to build my dreams and support how I am going to achieve them.
I am not afraid of challenging my mindset to explore the unknown as I know this is where the magic happens. I am not afraid to enter conversations of greater depth as I know this is where I learn more.
Changing your mindset to embrace uncomfortable conversations is essential if you’re going to alter the course of anything. Sam Conniff Allende
Small talk isn’t uncomfortable, small talk isn’t growth. Small talk is exactly what it says on the tin; small, limiting.
So be honest with yourself, how much time do you engage in the small conversations, in the mindless TV, the radio, the books, the media which isn’t challenging you, but is in fact stopping you from really thinking, from really seeing beyond the world you currently live in, from really opening your eyes to what is possible for you.
I’m not here for the small talk and I know you aren’t either.