29 Things to do More in Life. #2. Do More than Hear, Listen

There is a very big difference between hearing and listening. Hearing is simply the act of perceiving sound by the ear. Listening, however, is something you consciously choose to do. Listening requires concentration. When you listen, you give your attention in full.

Listening goes far beyond your natural hearing process. It means paying attention to the words that are being spoken with the intention of understanding the other person. You can hear someone speak without listening to the words.

…. Hearing happens on a subconscious level, no effort is needed while listening happen on a conscious level, effort is needed.

People have mixed the whole thing together. We hear things but we give no attention to what we hear. This is a major problem in people’s lives. Relationship, Marriages, Career and all that are in crises today because of inability to listen.

You cannot understand the other person if you are not paying some good attention. Everyone one needs someone to talk to and get listened to. You can save a life by just listening. You save a relationship, marriage, career by just listening.

… Listening aids good communication. It gives ability to understand.

Stop taking things for granted. This is one small thing that people often overlook. And as small as it is, it can put a man in the wrong place. Pay attention… Do more than hear, Listen.

Yes… It’s day 2 of February. Daily dose #3 comes next. Thanks for your time and comments.



Author: Rotimi Elijah

Rotimi Elijah likes to motivate and inspire people. He likes to be among happy people who loves unconditionally. He believes that love is the basis to true happiness.

33 thoughts on “29 Things to do More in Life. #2. Do More than Hear, Listen”

  1. Am expecting another post like this I just read.  You really make my day reading this one.

    Love the intro and the conclusion.

    Thanks. Again. You can check me up on my blog also


    Peace and Love

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  2. Thanks Mr/Mrs   for accepting and following my blog.

    I’m available to read your post at my convenient time.

    You have such an interesting topic I will love to read in
    your blog.

    I still remain  the simple blogger…..

    Peace and Love

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  3. Listening, like talking, is a complex skill set. Together they team up as communication. To do this with what I call heart eyes and heart ears whilst present in the now moment is a magical and wonderful experience. Thank you, Rotimi, for the follow of Soul Gi

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  4. Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen talks about “generous listening,” which she describes as giving your full attention to the speaker—not thinking about their motives, or what you will say when it is your turn, or whether someone more interesting has walked into the room, or what’s for lunch…. It takes practice, but it elevates conversation to true connection.

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    1. Hmm…. I am in total agreement with Dr. Rachel. She’s absolutely right. That’s exactly the interpretation of a generous listener. Thanks Donna. Glad to hear from you.

      Really appreciate your words. Do enjoy the rest of the day.

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