My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, (James 1:19)
Here are a few things that I am trying to focus on to get better:
- Give my full and complete attention to the person: Turn off the cell phone, close my computer, turn off the tv, etc.
- I listen more and talk less. (This is a tough one for me because I have so much to say)
- I ask a lot of question to make certain I am understanding.
- I take notes.
- I make certain I follow up if needed.
These things are helping me but I still fall short of where I want to be...
Do any of you have any suggestions that help you become a bteer listener that might help me as well? I'd love to hear from you...