“People don’t listen to understand. They listen to reply. The collective monologue is everyone talking and no one listening.”
Today I invite you to be with a form of this message from the late, Stephen Covey. First, personalize it like this:
“I don’t listen to understand. I listen to reply. In my conversations, everyone is talking and no one is listening.”
Then, walk through the conversations of your days, the relationships – intimate and casual, professional and not – and ask yourself:
What is true for me?
Where do I not listen?
From there, ask:
What am I missing out on?
What am I ready to change?