Spurt-Ability, Part III of III
By Monette Benoit, All Rights Reserved.
Part I began: While coaching a novice court reporter, the professional said, “I don’t like to take tests. That’s why I went to court reporting school.”
I said softly, “Now that’s a thing of beauty.” He sincerely replied, “It’s true.” I truly replied, “You will read about this. Trust me.”
How does that happen?
Part II began: When I taught, I shared this spurt-focus with students. Many, many students took to it like a hummingbird to a red feeder. They liked it (my tutoring and coaching students like it, too). Really.
When I began to realtime and CART to a large screen, I had to focus on the spurts, the spurt-ability…
Part III: A spurt is a small marathon with yourself.
A spurt is similar to a sprinter on the track.
A spurt is similar to a pole vaulter.
My youngest brother, prior to his death, used to pole vault in the side yard without a mattress covering the smashed area, once a green lawn, which my father mowed each Sunday after dinner.
My brother’s knees were bloody; he had pebbles ground into his legs; he had scars. Oh, he was so proud of himself.
He loved flying in the air, backward, facing the sky.
Each time Captain Kevin Drue Donnelly crashed and fell, he would pick up that huge pole — vaulting pole high up into the air — pausing only a second.
I remember Kevin’s grin and the spurt-sprint back to his starting point.
Then Kevin would methodically do that jump over and over and over and over.
Kevin raised the bar. Not a metaphor. (Girls loved to wipe the blood off his knees. Blue-green eyes and blonde hair, Kevin let them. The pole vaulting was Kevin’s thrill.)
Spurt-ability is to know that you have a plan when the speaker takes off and appears to jump over a fence you may think you cannot follow.
You can follow.
You need to follow, and you do stay on the speaker’s trail while real timing. You can.
And if you don’t like to take tests (see the first paragraph, part I), then shift your focus to opportunities.
My opinion, when I work, coach, and tutor, is that we each have the ability to focus within and to expand our skills as we work.
Isn’t it a thing of beauty, I ask you?
Know there will be spurts.
Ride the spurts with spurt-ability and just get over it — the words, that is.
And when you find that you are doing this without extra stress, by jove, then you’ve got it.
You need to get those words that are being spoken. You will get it.
You will excel as you spurt forward with spurt-abilities. You can. You will. One moment and one spurt at a time. You will.
Part I of III is posted February 5, 2014, www.monettebenoit.com and www.CRRbooks.com
Part II of III is posted February 15, 2014, www.monettebenoit.com and www.CRRbooks.com
Part III of III is posted February 28, 2014, www.monettebenoit.com and www.CRRbooks.com
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