The Gift of Listening
When we listen to someone, we create the space for them to communicate into.
You want to be a really good listener. The act of listening shows that you respect and care about the person speaking to you.
If you're not a good listener and someone like a co-worker or a friend or a spouse or a child wants to communicate a problem they have? That person will walk away still carrying that problem…and thinking that maybe you don't care about them.
So, work on your listening skills. We’ve got two ears and one mouth for a reason. Listen twice as much as you speak. And listen to understand and comprehend, not just to respond. By doing that, you’re giving that person a safe space in which to communicate.
Be a great listener today. This week. This month. This year. Make an effort to work on your listening skills. If you’re a good listener, it shows you respect and care about the person that's sharing whatever they're sharing with you.
I’ll work on my listening skills too – let’s create that safe communication space for each other!