The Power Of The Pause By Maria Shriver

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This is a link to  Maria Shriver’s commencement speech this past weekend.She was talking to  USC Annenberg School of communication .

In a moment of truth, I have been pausing a lot lately. Not  that I did  anything wrong. But I am pausing at how much I am learning. A girl that started blogging four  months ago.

Thanks to Diane, and other bloggers that have made this journey a remarkable one.I am learning from all of you. I just finished an interview with a  preschool  teacher and was paused  also by how  much information I have just learned about boys as compared to girls.

I want to pause and take the moment to thank everyone of  you for accepting me the way I am .

I am thrilled at how much I want to see. And how  I can make impact in this world. During last weeks commencement speech Maria Shriver gave her, ‘too many pauses speech’, which I thought was very unique. It has a lot of fun pauses for everyone aspiring to become a journalist to see.This should go down as one of the best examples of ‘pauses’  I have heard recently. In your spare time click on the link to read . This is part, the rest is on the links above and the video below.

PAUSE — and take the time to find out, what’s important to you. Find out what you love, what’s real and true to you — so it can infuse and inform your work and make it your own.

PAUSE — before you report something you don’t know is absolutely true, something you haven’t corroborated with not just one, but two sources, as I was taught. And make sure that they’re two reliable sources.

PAUSE — before you put a rumor out there as fact. Just because you read it or saw it on TV or the Web — no matter how many times — doesn’t mean its true. Don’t just pass on garbage because you want to be first. There’s no glory in being first with garbage.

PAUSE — before you hit the “send” button and forward a picture that could ruin someone’s life — or write something nasty on someone’s Wall because you think it’s funny or clever. Believe me, it isn’t.

PAUSE — before you make judgments about people’s personal or professional decisions.

PAUSE — before you join in and disparage someone’s sexuality or intellectual ability.

PAUSE — before forwarding the untrue and inflammatory tidbits that have made it so difficult for would-be public servants and their families to step up and lead. Edmund Hillary once said, “It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.”

you can watch the video here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5xLcLIlXqU& yfeature=player_embedded

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5 Responses

  1. I like all the examples given of times to pause…mostly to do with pausing to ‘think’ first before doing something that will hurt another person…. Diane

  2. So true. We all can learn something from this. *Just Pause* Great advise that I will take! A. Burke

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