Most people understand that being a good listener is a very valuable skill to possess. Have you ever consciously set out to focus on being a listener for an entire day? Listening is not just listening but asking too.
When we ask more questions to others, we automatically put ourselves in a position to be a listener.
How often do we show genuine curiosity towards our colleagues? How often do we prioritize their stories over ours? In the madness of our days, we can certainly forget to ask and listen more.
A self-awareness exercise to try out is the one-day listening challenge. For just a day, set the intention to ask more questions and genuinely focus on being a better listener.
What might you discover about yourself if you tried this out? Would you find out that you connected more deeply with others? Would you find out that it felt quite uncomfortable for you because you are not use to listening and asking as much? Who knows what you would find out until you actually give it a try.
In being curious about our own habits, we can learn more about ourselves. In the process, we create opportunities to focus more deeply on self-growth. Thanks for reading.
KAUST Faculty, Pedagogical Coach. Presenter & Workshop Leader.IB Educator. #RunYourLife podcast host.