"Resurrecting perspective is essential when opinions fly. For the disposition of someone fishin’ for another to agree with their position can strangle their ability to expand their vision to view another submission. Someone else doesn’t have to be wrong for you to be right."
The hardest thing to do when communicating is listen. Most people hear the word “communicate” and automatically think of expressing themselves. However, the neglected part of communicating EFFECTIVELY is listening. When you listen, you are able actually comprehend what the other person is saying. Listening does not always mean that you will agree with what is being said. However, listening gives you the ability to form a relevant response. Listening also allows you the opportunity to internalize their words and potentially grow from something they’ve said. We so desperately want to be understood that we fail to understand the other person, creating the same dynamic for them that we are experiencing. This is why frustration sets in and nothing gets accomplished. At the end of the day, the goal is to reach a common ground. That can never happen if you are always right.