We Don’t Listen Alone

Listening is something I have been both fascinated with and a student of. It is a skill that most people take for granted, think they are good at, and almost never take the steps to improve. This morning I was introduced to a story about Albert Einstein that is a great example of how, if we open our minds to practicing a different way of listening, a whole new world will reveal itself.

I encourage you to read through the entire story http://tinyurl.com/einsteinlistening. When you are finished, think about what in your life you could learn to appreciate further if you merely changed the way you listened to it. Ask yourself, “Who am I listening with, or am I listening alone?”

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2 thoughts on “We Don’t Listen Alone

  1. I think listening is the most ignored communication skill. You don’t have to go to the Middle East to find thousands of voices pleading to the empty air without any ears around to pay attention. I have tried for years to get seniors to tell their stories because people will listen to a good story even when they ignore everything else.

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