Listening

You know somebody said that a good listener is a good talker with a sore throat.

 

I love that. That’s sometimes what it takes for me to be a good listener.

 

I think sometimes it just is kind of disciplining yourself to say, “Hey, I’m going to stop talking and tune into my partner.”

 

The truth is I thought I was a great listener until I realized I interrupt you all the time and finish your sentences. I don’t even wait to hear you out.

 

It goes both ways. I love what Will Rogers said when he said, “Never miss a good chance to shut up.” Pretty plain, but you get the point.

 

I get the point.

 

We all do. The point is sometimes we need to just stop talking and start listening.

 

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