Oh yes, more communication-type stuff this week. My thought: past tense and present tense.
It’s Thursday morning and I’ve been waiting for inspiration to strike for this week’s random thing. It just did. I was writing to my buddy Trey. He and I worked together at REI and I’ve always respected him as a boss and as a leader. He’s one of the good ones. He recently had to make a tough decision to leave the company and heads out in about a week. In my email, I told him:
No wonder folks looked up to you as much as they did.
Then I caught myself. Wait, so they don’t anymore like that was in the past? I fixed it to be more accurate:
No wonder folks look up to you as much as they do.
Yep, that’s better. Heck, I’m pretty sure there’ll be folks in his future who’ll look up to him, too.