Listen Up!

“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.

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About Brandon Simpson

Teacher & Curioso
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3 Responses to Listen Up!

  1. A says:

    Avoid conversational narcissism

  2. A says:

    Too many people spend a whole conversation waiting to turn the attention back to themselves.

  3. Dan Sealana says:

    Would leaving a comment on this blog entry go against the spirit of the post? 🙂

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