Thursday January 26, 2017 #860
“I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So, if I’m going to learn, I must do it by listening.”
This is one of the hardest lessons for most of us to learn – how to stop talking and truly listen. Even when we’re not talking, we’re often strategizing what to say next vs. really listening. Some of this is due to the speed of life, some is just human nature. Regardless, the quote rings true: we learn almost nothing when we’re talking. So the simple message today is to push back on your normal behavior and intentionally listen, truly listen, and see what you can learn. Everyone knows something you don’t know, has a gift they can share, and has the human need to be heard. By simply listening, you can create lasting value for you and others.