Listen. Pay attention as people speak about their life. That’s the secret if you want to meet interesting people.
Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t…Bill Nye the Science Guy
During this week could you
enter every conversation
Do you hear what people say? Or are you more interested in talking – in hearing yourself talk?
Focus on listening and you will meet amazing people.
And don’t assume you can’t learn something new about people you’ve known for years and years – humans are complex! People change over the years, and if you’re not listening to their story you’ll miss out.
I challenge you:
- be present (stop thinking about other stuff)
- hush! (regardless of how much you have to contribute)
- be still and attentive (please put the phone, keys, papers, etc. down)
How have you trained yourself to listen?
Is there more to the story?
Kind people don’t pre-judge.Ronda Sciortino
Ask yourself, “Is there more to the story?” if you feel yourself heading toward dismissing or judging someone. This question will set you up to listen and learn!
PS – Include listening to your spouse in this challenge. This human you’ve loved for years (and years) can be the most amazing person in your life…
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Proverbs 1:2-4 NIV
… for gaining wisdom and instruction;
for understanding words of insight;
for receiving instruction in prudent behavior,
doing what is right and just and fair;
for giving prudence to those who are simple,
knowledge and discretion to the young—
let the wise listen and add to their learning…