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.