“Listening is a positive act: you have to put yourself out to do it.”
- David Hockney
If we have two ears and one mouth, it’s because we should listen two times more then speaks.
Listening will help others as it will help you. You give and you get.
Listening helps the flow of energy in your life. Sometimes it’s hard to listen because what you get is a blast of negative energy. But remember that in the end you’ll get back more then what you give. Don’t fight negative energy, don’t push against it. Let it float away to be forgotten. Negative energy can’t hurt you if you let it go away.
Listening is an act of kindness.
Listening can be hard for a lot of people. They have so much though on their mind that they usually end up wandering instead of listening.
Listening is an act of will. You have to close down all the things inside your mind to focus on what others are saying. If you can really listen, you’ll get so much more then just information.
Good listeners are very rare. In fact, they’re so rare that most of us never met anyone of them. J
“The simple act of paying positive attention to people has a great deal to do with productivity.” - Tom Peters