In the middle of a tumultuous river we don’t stop to debrief anyone on how it is going or the story at hand.
Once we are through the river there will be plenty of time for that.
Yet how often do we tell stories and declare the way it is, much too early and way before a scenario has played itself out.
(imagine texting your friend while struggling through rapids!)
Not only is it dangerous to do this in the middle of a raging river, we simply don’t know the beginning from the end nor the context in between.
And so the story we tell will simply have to be retracted and updated.
It is simply much better to tell the story once all the facts and figures are in.