Listening is something that’s really important. It’s important for work, for safety, for our relationships. We communicate with so many people every day. Sometimes people listen and sometimes people just wait to talk.
It’s really easy to say “Ugh! Listening is SO important! I wish so-and-so would actually listen,” but we’re often the ones that need to listen more.
I’m not a great listener. I never have been. But I’m trying. Even though I’m not the greatest at it, the extra effort has made me a better person. I’m a better student, a better friend, a better me. You’d be surprised how much people have to say when you actually listen.