I distinctly remember the shame of being seen sitting on the floor in the hall outside of Mrs. McNorton’s room at Dean Road Elementary in Auburn, Alabama. I sat in that hall more times than I care to remember. You see, I had a hard time controlling my mouth. If I had something to say to another child in my class, I couldn’t resist the urge to say it when it popped into my mind. Today, I would probably be diagnosed with ADD or Impulsivity or heaven knows what else. What I found over the years of elementary school, junior high and then high school was that 9 times out of 10 if I was in trouble with a teacher, it was because of talking when I was supposed to be quiet. I still struggle with blurting my thoughts when I am supposed to be quiet. It comes to down to self-control. I am much better than I was in school. I have learned to write my thoughts and share them at the appropriate time. To be honest, I have made a career out of talking and helping others talk more effectively! I turned my biggest flaw into a career! Is that not ironic? How is that working for me? It is working beautifully and the best part is there is not a day that I wake up dreading going to work. I am truly doing what I was meant to do in life. What about you?