Since the very beginning, we have been taught how to speak, how to write, how to remember things, how to apply knowledge, so on and so forth. But never in those days, we have been taught how to listen properly. We are groomed only to talk and brag about the things we have learned and we do that very efficiently.
I have read many books and they always remind me to develop my listening skills yet often I found myself talking and explaining too much to the other person. Today, I went on and on to explain a colleague my situation and point of view, as I thought I had given him a fair amount of my ears but boy I was so wrong.
Suddenly my mind reminded me to, “Calm down and just listen..!“, and I did exactly that. After 2 minutes of explaining the guy left with no regrets and I only nodded the whole time with complete silence from my part. He didn’t even wait for my response, he just wanted to be listened.
I took a deep breath and was thinking that I have a lot to learn.