How are your listening skills?
We all need to stop talking so much. There I said it.
There is nothing more ridiculous than people talking over each other. Someone talking and the other person not listening is just totally unproductive. Even it if is about something simple like what should we watch on TV tonight.
When someone is sharing with you something personal, it is important! Are you listening? Here is an example I overheard this week at a restaurant I was at. A young lady was sharing with a friend about how she struggles to make dinner for her family each night. She doesn't like doing it, she doesn't want to do it and she knows most of the time it is not healthy. I about fell out of my chair that the friend says, oh its easy this is what I do. Why don't you just do something like that? And then she continues to share all the meals she made this past two weeks as the young lady continued to look more and more defeated.
We don't know everything. We are not doing it better than everyone else. We might have more experience or different tactics to doing a task but we are still not superior. Sometimes people just need to be heard and we just need to sit there and listen. Once someone is done talking and IF they ask us for advice or an opinion, then we can chime in because they want us to.
It has truly become the "me show" in our society with a look at me and listen to me mindset. It is never wrong to share with the world your knowledge or expertise if it is helpful to others. We need to do more of that but we need to do less of sharing what you did today, what you wore today or even what you ate today. Most people are just trying to do the same and get through the day. They do not need to feel inferior to someone who is appearing to be doing it better.
We all need to work on our listening skills.
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