Posts Tagged skill

Fifty-two Keys for Living, Loving and Working

Stop Talking – Listen actively

Listening is much more than the absence of talking. Because you are not talking does not mean that you are listening. You must make a conscious decision to listen. Listen with your entire body including your eyes.  Listening is a skill. Develop it. It will serve you well. Many of us have developed the talent to look as if we are listening when in reality our minds are some place other than concentrating on the present. Stay with the speaker, the music. Experience the sensation that truly listening brings. Jesus said, “Those who have ears to hear, let them hear.” There is no way to remember what you did not listen to when it was first presented. A taxi driver in New York City said, “I am not as smart as people think I am. I have learned to be an intellectual thief. I have learned to listen to everyone.” He has discovered one of the great secrets to a successful, fulfilling life. Follow his example.

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Random Acts of Kindness – 55

There is someone who can really benefit from your remarkable coping skills today. Share with her or him how you have learned to cope so well. You will be glad that you did.

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168 Ways To Communicate Better Now – 123 – 124

123. Vote.

It’s your privilege.

It’s your responsibility.

You become a part of the process

It gives you a right to complain.

You honor those who died for your right to vote.

124. Withhold judgment.

Hear the person out.

Get all the facts.

Block out preconceived notions.

It combats prejudice.


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