“I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.”
– Ernest Hemingway
In conversation are you really listening or just waiting to talk? When is the last time that someone really listened to you for about 20-30 minutes? Can you even remember? You know what it feels like when someone is just trying to say something in conversation. You’ve probably cut off a conversation because it got so unbearably annoying.
Conversely, listening closely is one of the best ways to show that you genuinely care about a person.
Go be a daymaker today and listen intently. Show someone that they are important to you by actually hearing their story. You’ll be amazed at what you learn.