The Art of Listening

The Art Of Listening

Are you willing to have your mind changed?

If only we listened with the intent to just listen. Unfortunately, we have been hard-wired with the intent to reply – which doesn’t make us that effective at listening at all.

Neuroscience tells us we speak at an average of 125 words/min, listen at 400 words/min and think at 900 words/min. 

If so, how do we master the art of quietening our mind to truly listen to someone?

 True listening starts with the willingness to have our mind changed – not to be ‘right’ or perceived as the smartest in the room. 

When we open up our mindset and invite others’ opinions, perceptions & experiences we are truly creating a learning environment for us and those around us, whilst simultaneously demonstrating empathy & respect. 

Surely the world would benefit from more learning environments and less opinion-based environments ….. so let’s all demonstrate empathy, respect and promote learning environments by learning the art of really listening.