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Do you ever find yourself mentally formulating your reply to someone’s comment while they are still speaking?
Being ‘present’ means paying attention in a particular way. That ‘way’ includes listening without judging. Waiting for the person to finish. Pausing to check that you aren’t about to respond based upon automatic triggers or assumptions..
Being ‘present’ means paying attention in a particular way. That ‘way’ includes listening without judging. Waiting for the person to finish. Pausing to check that you aren’t about to respond based upon automatic triggers or assumptions.So here is a quick self-check.
Next time someone is sharing an idea with you, check-in with yourself to see if you are already mentally marshaling your reply before they’ve finished speaking
If you are coming up with your counter points while they are still talking, then you are not fully paying attention.
There is a good chance you are hearing what you think they are saying, rather than what they are saying.
This is the slippery slope of mis-steps in communication.
So your simple take away for today is… Listen up! 😘
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