Do you ever find that you’re watching yourself?
I’ve had this experience. I’ll be in a meeting or writing event and suddenly, I find I’m observing myself and what I’m saying as if I were an impartial third party. I wonder what he’s going to say. Oh, that’s how he sounds. He’s making a good point. How will the others respond? That’s a stupid thing to say. Will others catch it?
Or when playing sports, I’ve found myself “watching” my pickleball strokes or the way I hit a golf ball.
Or at a party I suddenly am observing myself and listening to what I’m saying.
It’s like a mini-out-of-body experience, watching myself as an independent observer.
And what do I discover? I’m just like everyone else, no better, no worse.No brilliant repartee--just making my fair share of comments, some on track and some not.