How good are we at communicating?
Do we listen more than we talk?
Are we present in our conversations?
Do we make assumptions that get us in trouble?
Inevitably, bad communication leads to misunderstandings.
Learning to avoid assumptions, or at least verify our assumptions is a great place to start.
Communicating more, not less, is the key.
We think we talk enough with people, but do we really?
And speaking with people is not all about us expressing ourselves.
It’s about listening to the other person.
It’s about truly hearing what they are saying without judgment and not being defensive.
When we project our own interpretation of the conversation we often get in trouble.
If we take the time to verify what the other person is trying to convey, we gain more understanding.
And when we make up conversations in our head, that often has nothing to do with reality.
The only sure solution to avoiding misunderstandings is to communicate often.
Communicate more than you think is necessary.
The greater the communication between people, the greater the connection, the greater the understanding.
~ Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant