If I had to choose the greatest asset (useful thing) for successful communication (express your thoughts and feelings talking to people), I would have to say it is in our ability to listen. Listening is a magnetic (makes other people feel strongly attracted to you) and strange thing, a creative force.
The friends who listen to us are those we find ourselves moving toward, wanting to be with them, to be close to them.
When people are listened to, it stimulates (encourages) them, enabling them to unfold (express themselves) and expand. Ideas actually begin to grow within them and come to life. It makes people happy and free when they are listened to.
When we listen to people, an altering (changing) current (flow of feelings) recharges us (gives us energy) so that we never get tired of each other.
When someone asks us to listen to them and we start giving advice (suggestion; our opinion), we have not done as they have asked. The moment we begin giving advice, is the moment we begin trampling on (hurting; crushing) their feelings.
When was the last time you sat down and genuinely (truly; really) listened – to your children, your spouse (husband or wife) or an associate (partner; people who are working with you) in your business?
Effective listening has been known to solve more ills than a truck load (huge amount) of pills. Why not become a better listener today.
One point (key note) to remember – there is a difference between hearing and listening. You hear with your ears you listen with your emotional mind (heart). Give yourself to the person without any thought or opinion of gain (giving our opinion) until you understand their position.
When you actively listen to another person you are paying (saying to) them a compliment (good thing). You actively listen with your eyes as well as your ears. You listen with your intuitive factor (sixth sense). Even your body posture (position) is an expression (sign) of active listening.
Yes, actively listening to someone is a sincere (true) compliment. You are saying, I believe what you think matters (is important).
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