Silence Is Golden Sometimes~~Susie Austin

“Be a good listener.

 Your ears will never get you in trouble.”
  —  Frank Tyger

 

 

 

Do you ever speak before you think and regret it later? Do you ever think you could better at listening? I think we all can be better at listening. Think of some situations where you might be better or you may be learn something by listening instead of talking.

 

Are there any irritating people in your life that never seem to stop talking or there maybe some people who can be challenging to relate to such as an irritating mother in law an overbearing boss, coworker or simply someone wanting your attention. Instead of getting irritated and justifying your feelings and explaining your point if view simply use effective and short words and then wait for a reply. Keep the conversations simple and short but pleasant and friendly.

 

The true test of a good leader is being a good listener, it is necessary to develop this skill. When someone needs to talk, resist the need to jump in right away and give advice, just listen. It is our responsibility to control our tongues and give others the courtesy of our full and undivided attention by being a caring listener. We would like the same respect wouldn’t we? Everyone deserves to be heard and actually listened to. Today give thoughtfulness to others by simply listening to what they have to say.

 

The best way to make a good impression on someone new is to say very little and listen a lot. They may go away knowing very little about you, however think you are the most wonderful person in the world.:)

 

Susie Austin

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~ by coachsusie on July 8, 2008.

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