June 8, 2022

Hearing Is Not Listening


Posted by Sharmarke Hujale


1 min read

We all hear. But not everyone listens.

And when you don't feel you have truly been listened to. You don't feel important at that moment.

The act of listening is active. When you listen to someone, you actively participate in the communication process.

You are sending a signal that you actually care for what the other person has to say.

When the other person speaks. You listen attentively and you don't respond until they are done.

Great listening is about approaching conversations with an open mind and curiosity.

It's a basic human skill that's not taught from a very young age in school. And it's essential that we learn the art of listening.

When we truly learn to listen to the other person, they will feel heard and valued.

"Listen more than you talk. Nobody learned anything by simply hearing themselves speak. You never know what you might learn from simply listening to the people around you."

⁠—Richard Branson

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