Thursday, May 26, 2011
Here's the most dangerous point in any endeavor. The point of losing control. If you're driving and you lose control the car can spin off the road and you might be injured or die. If you lose control of your idea, it might go horribly wrong and end up doing harm. If you lose control of your message it might be re-interpreted and spread by people you don't know to say things you didn't mean.
You could be driving and lose control into a skid that slides you around a corner and into a new direction smoothly. In driving it's called drifting. It's the act of losing control, on purpose. The car's tires lose traction and the vehicle slides to the side rather than going in the direction of the wheels. Check out the video below for a better explanation than I can give with words.
The point is that losing control isn't always a bad thing, if you can manage it. If you know what's happening, you can direct the loss of control and let things move in a different direction in a safe way.
How can you lose control well?