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The Way You Communicate

Jan. 1, 2023

How much attention do you pay to the way you communicate?  How closely do you consider your choices?


A few observations:

  1. When I choose to listen to my neighbors and seek to understand them, their behavior becomes not so strange. And my chances for cooperation grow.
  2. When I decide to listen first, ask questions and really understand another’s perspective before giving advice, I usually notice things that I otherwise would have missed.
  3. When I have a disagreement with someone, and I decide to talk to them instead of talking about them to others, I often discover that the root of our differences is not what I first thought.
  4. When I take the time to explain the WHY behind my thinking (to a colleague or child), the places where I live and work become incrementally more understanding.
  5. When I make an effort to see others, really see them, and to allow myself to be seen, I am astonished at the way it improves my relationships.


It’s a new year.


This year, if you paid as much attention to how you communicate, as you do to what you accomplish, how do you think your life would change?


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