I was speaking with a friend recently and he asked about how my speech performed at a recent meeting. Without thinking about my response, I blurted out
I don’t know if I stuttered or not, I wasn’t paying attention
The more attention, or maybe even importance, I have given my stuttering in the past, the more unhappy I was with my speaking situations. Now that I don’t even give it any attention, my focus has shifted to just wanting to say what I want to say, when I want to say it, regardless of the percentage of fluent words uttered.