Do you listen?

“People don’t listen to understand. They listen to reply. The collective monologue is everyone talking and no one listening.”

Stephen Covey

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?

What is YOUR wisdom?