A powerful way to build connections with people is to listen to them. To intentionally listen to both the words that are spoken and to those that are not.
A good friend knows when to talk. A great friend knows when to listen.
We see the world through the filters that our experiences have crafted. The problem is we don’t see the problem as it is, we see it as we are.
If we focus on where we want to go and what we need to do to get there, we are less likely to be detoured by any “bright and shiny” objects we encounter along the way. The things that catch our attention, and how we respond to them, determine both our path and the quality …
Communication focused on proving the other person wrong does not build connections. Which is more important to you, being right or treating people right? The way we answer this question speaks volumes about what we truly value.
We are the sum of every interaction and situation we have encountered during our lives. These events are the catalysts that challenge us to learn, grow, and discover who we really are and who we can become.
We look outwardly for the answers to what we believe to be our most important questions, trying to find someone or something that will provide them. The truth is the answers we seek are already within us and being nurtured by our values, beliefs and experiences.
Our choices determine where we will go, who we will become, and how we will be remembered. Where we focus, what we value, what we love and what we fear will determine what those choices are.
Roads connect us from where we are to the places we want to be. Our choices are the connection between our dreams and what we achieve.
Everything we experience, everyone we encounter, is an opportunity to learn or find fault The choice is ours.