Conversations! Yes we have had some.
I have had a lot of conversations over the years, some good, some not so good. Still on the learning curve as to better my communication skills. On a recent Sunday afternoon I gave some thought to bettering my skills. I came up with seven paths that will help me do better when in dialog with others. Don’t be too hard on me, I’m working on improving. I’ll share with you the “paths” I came up with. These are all improvements that I or you can make without the help of others. Just put them into practice and experience the “shift towards the richer side of life”. Lets grow in this dimension together.
Paths Towards Richer Conversations.
Conversations People Relish – Path 1
Number one on my list is self-evident.
1. Listen more, talk less.
“Any problem, big or small, within a family, always seems to start with bad communication. Someone isn’t listening.” Emma Thompson
By self-evident I suggest we take a look in the mirror; One mouth-Two ears! In scripture we are advised to be; “...swift to hear, slow to speak...” (James 1:19)
One good point to remember is this. The purpose of communication is to understand what is being said. That goes for the non-verbals as well as the spoken words. When I understand what you are saying and you understand that I understand you, then we have good communication. I want to get better at this, how about you?
Of course graciousness is always appreciated. This will greatly improve the conversations we have with others.
Let me know what you are doing to improve your communication skills. Look for my next post in this series on “Conversations People Relish”
Welcome the the Richer Side of Life.