Actually Listening, Not Waiting to Speak
I’ve recently become aware of how powerful listening is and how terrible I am at it. It’s shocking the number of times when I ”listen” but am really just waiting to speak.
When I have truly listened and held back from speaking or giving my 2c, the conversation is always more edifying and usually saves time as I don’t say something the other person would have said anyway.
I’m starting to think that developing my listening skills may be one of the most transformative actions I can take.