My yoga teacher posted this quote the other day and it stopped me in my tracks:
“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply” -Stephen R. Covey
I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t guilty of this. How many times am I not fully present in the conversation because I’m internally formulating my response? How many times have I cut someone off so I could make sure I got in what I had to say? A lot. It’s time to work on becoming a better listener.
So today (and from now on), I will bring this quote to the forefront of my attention and actively listen.