Say What You Need To Say

The less said the better, yes. But less in terms of economy, not frequency. Let’s always have something to say about the work we’re doing–what needs to happen next; what we don’t know; what we want; what we fear.

My best excuse for having nothing to say is that it’s already been said, either by me or, worse, by someone else. I don’t want to be derivative. But I’m coming to think that if it’s a choice between deferring to what others have said and taking the opportunity, now, to say it for myself, I’m missing an opportunity if I choose the former.

Chad’s blog post on dueling executive orders in Missouri and Kansas, for example, draws on lots of sources who have said essentially the same thing. But it matters to me that Chad is the person saying it now. When Chad speaks, I listen.

So (gratuitous John Mayer warning here) say what you need to say.  We need you to say it.


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