What if…we really did listen twice as much as we talked?
There is a popular saying that goes something like: “You have two ears and one mouth so that you will listen twice as much as you talk.” What if we actually did that? For every minute you speak, you have to listen for two.
Imagine how quiet things would become. Imagine political debates! There is an art to listening as much is there is to “The Deal.”
This should go for us bloggers and writers as well. We should read twice as much as we write. I fail here but I’m working on it. As I read more, I find my own creativity being fueled.
This also opens us to new perspectives and new ideas. It was Aristotle who said, “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” I’m trying, are you?