SHOULD BEGIN WITH AN OPEN MIND
The complaint is: “Nobody told me…” The truth is: No one was listening. Hearing is easy, listening is an art. Conversation is not conversation when everyone is talking and no one can hear what is said.. Missing, misunderstood, mistaken and all lost by the lack of intentional listening. (This goes on in our head as well.) – Too harried, too busy, too much. Just noise.
Remember, If you cannot hear the wind, you will never receive your message…
It seems like most of us are guilty of this at one time or another But have you noticed just how predisposed we become to listening when the talker her/himself is likewise a listener? For me, I believe conversations should begin with an open-mind; a practice of give and take exchange bet. individuals with no hidden agendas.