“Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So, if I’m going to learn, I must do it by listening.” — Larry King
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The word listen is derived from words meaning attention, to be called, to hear, and obey, and today it generally refers to the act of giving attention to what is heard. This understanding reveals that listening requires engaged attention, enabling us to sincerely hear, understand, and respond.
Without effective listening skills, we become discouraged by a lack of understanding, reducing our capacity to grow and develop. And yet, when you do engage in effective listening strategies, you become empowered with understanding and encouraged to respond to the world around you with greater Free Will.
The question becomes, what can you do to practice and hone your listening skills?
Jonas Cain is an author, magician, and facilitator of fascination, helping individuals, teams, and communities experience abiding joy by mindfully transitioning through change. Questions or comments? Email him at email@example.com to discuss your challenges, goals, and obstacles.
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Jonas Cain, M.Ed. is a storyteller, magician, musician, and facilitator of fascination on a mission to help you experience abiding joy.