.Listening. To be able to listen properly to someone, not just waiting for my turn to speak is a skill I always want to improve on.
It becomes tricky when I disagree with the person or if there is some unresolved issues between us. I become defensive, and being defensive closes down the dialogue and gets no one nowhere.
Here's how I note if I'm becoming defensive; if I catch myself listening out for exaggerations or errors I know I'm already closing down.
I stop, take a breath, and I open up.
Today, watch your intention when listening.
Get skin in the game.
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