All we can control in life are our thoughts and actions. How do we bring our best selves to the day?
Listen to Hear: This week, try to hear the other in conversation. Focus on hearing what the other person is saying and not just listening for the pause in conversation so you can say what you want to say. Ask questions! Ask for clarity.
You can say things like:
“What I hear you saying is…”
“That’s so interesting! Can you tell me more about that?”
“How did you feel when…”
Kevin Kelly once said, “Rule of 3 in conversation. To get to the real reason, ask a person to go deeper than what they just said. Then again, and once more. The third time’s answer is close to the truth.”
Seek to really know and love the people around you. Start by hearing them.