All to often, we listen with the intent to disprove or come up with a “come back.” Therefore, we never fully grasp what the other person, the world, or God is trying to tell us.
Practice listening without countering.
Practice listening with an open mind and a closed mouth.
Practice listening with the intent to fully understand.
Maurice Guest Jr., is an education administrator in Little Rock, Arkansas.
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I really enjoyed this post because it was short and potent!
Through reading books and interacting with others, I have too learned that active listening is truly a golden skill.
Using an open mind and a closed mouth is also a great way to win friends and business relationships. Thank you for sharing this message – it was a great reminder, have a nice day Maurice! ☺