Have you ever wanted to just shout, “Am I talking to the air or what!” when having a conversation with someone? Everyone has probably said that at one time or another in life. Why, because people don’t listen…at least sometimes anyway. We drift off in our own heads, and before we know it the conversation is over or it’s our turn make comment; respond in some way.
Ask yourself what one of the best qualities a good friend can have and I bet you list listening as one of them. People like when they receive acknowledgement. Heck, we all want it!
So as you make plans to go out; determine what to wear, how to fix your hair, where to go, decide that being a good listener is one of the top priorities on your to do list. It’s respectful, it’s pleasant, and you will feel better about you.
When you think about the people in your life, are you happy with what you have learned from them, comfortable with how you connected with them, and satisfied with who you took the time to get to know?
Do you want to know more?
Have you been your genuine self or just keeping up an appearance? Do you engage in conscious listening or possess a desire to know more about others in your life.