It is hard to listen when you are talking, or when you are thinking of a response!
You see pain with your eyes, but you sympathize with your ears.
Sometimes the greatest way to serve someone is just by listening.
Behind every need is a story.
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The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each
is thinking more about what he intends to say than about what
others are saying, and we never listen when we are eager to speak.
Francois La Rochefoucauld
Listen to the good. Tune your ears to love, hope and courage.
Tune out gossip, fear and resentment.
In addition to comforting, you can help in another way, too - by listening.
Robbie Miller Kaplan, How to Say It When You Don't Know What to Say: Illness & Death
People will generally do something you want if they are invested in
you or if they will end up gaining something from carrying out the request.
Either way, you need to take the time to listen in order to find out what
the person needs.
Sven Imholz, How to encourage people: Learn how to get people happy to do the things that you want them to do
I can assure you that if you develop a habit and skill to listen
better to others, they will like you better and they will listen to you more.
Christian Olsen, Listening: Learn to Really Listen and Develop Active Listening Skills
So when a woman tells her husband that she's upset, he may automatically
try to help her with the problem that's bugging her
because that's how his brain is wired. But she simply wants him to
listen and acknowledge how she feels, so she gets more upset
when he tries to "help" her.
David D. Burns, Feeling Good Together: The Secret to Making Troubled Relationships Work
Another vitally important attribute along the road to wisdom in interpersonal success is to listen well, or what
should be understood as active listening.
Catherine Pulsifer, Define Interpersonal Skills
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Listening. Why listening? As I reflected on the first 56 years of my life
and considered who seemed to stand out in business, academic,
social and interpersonal settings, I 'discovered' and then remembered
they had one thing in common: They were all great listeners.
Cash Nickerson, Listening as a Martial Art: Master Your Listening Skills for Success
People find it really easy to look at a picture whilst listening to a voice.
One only has to think of young children looking at pictures whilst the story
is being told.
Graham Shaw, The Art of Business Communication: How to use pictures, charts and graphs to make your
business message stick
Teachers must listen in order to know how to act pedagogically at
the right times. Without the awareness that comes from listening,
a teacher does not know how to recognize teachable moments
when they are happening.
Katherine Schultz, Listening: A Framework for Teaching Across Differences
We cannot live our lives constantly looking back, listening back,
lest we be turned to pillars of longing and regret, but to live without
listening at all is to live deaf to the fullness of the music.
Frederick Buechner, Listening to Your Life
And in a world where there's too much noise and not
enough signal, listening is critical.
Peter Shankman, Customer Service: New Rules for a Social Media World
Customer Service |
Listen That's as important for the wife as for the husband.
Karen Gordon, How My Husband Keeps Me Happy
When you talk to your child, mostly listen.
Cindy Cashman, Wisdom for Mothers
It is easy to ask the question and not really listen to the answer.
Listening is crucial.
Brenda Nathan, Daily Journal: A Powerful Habit to a Bigger Life
Studies show that making music can provide even more benefit than
Brett Blumenthal, 52 Small Changes for the Mind
When you deepen your understanding of a person's world through a
strong commitment to listen, understand,
and communicate, it’s as if you are the person. The more you are the person,
the deeper your understanding and
respect for his or her world.
Marilyn Atkinson; Rae Chois, Step By Step Coaching
Listening is about being present, not just about being quiet.
Krista Tippett, Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living
One thing is for sure - we can always have a challenge understanding
what people mean if we do not know how to effectively listen.
To listen properly is much the same as forgetting to start the engine
of your car and expecting it to move forward.
Byron Pulsifer, This Is A Challenge
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Being invested in your daughter is getting to know who she
truly is and who she is becoming. It means suspending your
judgments and listening to her heart.
Colleen O'Grady, Dial Down the Drama: Reducing Conflict and Reconnecting with Your Teenage Daughter - A Guide for Mothers Everywhere
Before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn.
William Arthur Ward, Before You
Listening to children often leads to amazement. For us, listening to children
like Elijah and many others has also fueled the desire to better understand
the spirituality of children and how parents and faith communities can
participate with them as they come to know God and grow in their life of faith.
Catherine Stonehouse, Listening to Children on the Spiritual Journey
Everything in coaching hinges on listening because what we are listening
for affects where we are speaking from and unfolds how we are being
with and for each other.
Marilyn Atkinson; Rae Chois, Step By Step Coaching
Grandmother . . . Has ears that truly listen. Arms that always hold.
Love that's never ending, and a heart that's made of gold.
Another vitally important attribute along the road to wisdom in
interpersonal success is to listen well. This means that you pay total
attention to those that are speaking to you and not barging into the
conversation because you want to insert your opinion.
Catherine Pulsifer, Keys To Interpersonal Success
Talking more than is necessary is a barrier to effective communication
and effective listening.
Clodagh Swanson, Time To Shine
... many Protestants have an observable renewed desire to listen
for the soul again and to reclaim the distinct contribution that soulful
pastoral care can make to individuals and faith communities.
Jean Stairs, Listening for the Soul: Pastoral Care and Spiritual Direction
One must talk little and listen much.
This Is A Challenge |
Listening to your heart, finding out who you are, is not simple.
It takes time for the chatter to quiet down. In the silence of "not doing"
we begin to know what we feel. If we listen and hear what is being offered,
then anything in life can be our guide. Listen.
Being Yourself |
The gift of listening that makes people want to speak with you.
This gift means that you listen and not barge in with your own thoughts.
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A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after
a while he knows something.
I like to listen.I have learned a great deal from listening carefully.
Most people never listen.
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Encourage your daughter to express her frustrations by sharing the
top 3 things that are bothering her. Afterwards, follow-up with a
that both of you are listening to understand vs. listening to talk.
Dr. Trevicia Williams, 33 Things Your 10-18 Year Old Daughter Would Say to You If She Knew How
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If we're ready to listen, the obstacles we face can be
life's way of pushing us in the right direction.
He understands badly who listens badly.
Think positive, instead of listening to those who say you can't do something,
listen to your own inner monologue that supports trying again
and finding a way to deal with whatever problem is in your path.
Ronald Valentino, Habits
Positive Thinking |
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others,
even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story.
Max Ehrmann, from Desiderata
Every person I work with knows something better than me.
My job is to listen long enough to find it and use it.
To handle an objection, you must first listen to the
other person, and make sure they know you are listening.
Angel A. Cataluña, Basic Influencing and Persuasion
Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when
you'd have preferred to talk.
To listen with an open mind and heart is an invaluable skill that takes
time and effort to develop.
Allan Lokos, Patience: The Art of Peaceful Living
. . . it took me a year to get good at coaching, and I could have
just listened to my initial objections and moved on, but I decided
to push through because 99% of initial objections are just excuses.
Kevin Cole, Potential: The 5 Pillars to Unlock Excellence
Another big step to learning constantly was personal development
everyday, 30-60 mins in the morning without fail. Some
options are listening to Les Brown, Tony Robbins, Zig Ziglar,
Steve Jobs, Richard Branson or Eric Thomas.
Roy Williams, Self Help
Les Brown |
There's a difference between mentoring and consulting,
and a lot of people confuse the two. A mentor isn't there to help
you make incremental improvements to your bottom line
or your company growth. Mentoring is organic. It's listening.
Joe Procopio, It's All Nonsense
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Listening is the art and practice of putting someone else’s speaking, thinking and feeling needs ahead of your own. It is deliberate and thoughtful, not contrived or self-serving. It fosters emotional and intellectual reflection. It is an art, because it involves more than mere technique, and because it is very much about the communication and affirmation of feelings.
Marc Wong, Thank You for Listening: Gain Influence & Improve Relationships, Better Listening Skills in 8 Steps
Les Brown |
Like the fish with water, we take listening and speaking for granted.
It's time to change that - to bring listening and speaking to the forefront
of educators' minds and to purposefully teach the listening and speaking
skills that are the foundation of so much of human interaction.
Erik Palmer, Teaching the Core Skills of Listening and Speaking
One of the best ways to persuade others is with your ears - by
listening to them.
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If you're like I was, you've probably never thought very carefully about
listening before; but I've realized that listening isn't some natural gift like
athletic ability or an ear for music. It's a skill that demands conscious
attention and constant practice, because only through good listening
can any of us gather the information we need to do our jobs well.
Bernard T. Ferrari, Power Listening: Mastering the Most Critical Business Skill of All
The art of active listening makes the speaker feel valued and respected.
In making a conscious effort to not only hear the words, but to listen to the
speaker's intent by reading nonverbal clues, and by being genuinely caring,
your communication and conversations become deeper and so do
your relationships. When you listen this way, you foster the skill of active
listening in others by acting as a model for effective and positive
Emilia Hardman, Active Listening 101: How to Turn Down Your Volume to Turn Up Your Communication Skills
There is one main point never to forget during your journey towards
becoming an active listener: listening is not a tactic. If you truly want
to listen to people then you must take a genuine interest in them,
and in what they have to say. You must gauge for yourself whether
the speaker needs you to listen to them in support of their emotions,
or whether they want to illicit a certain response from you.
You must be interested in their feelings, in what they are truly expressing,
and in other people's views and differences.
C Orbison, Active Listening - The Forgotten Skill: Active Listening Skills
Making A Difference |
I believe that one should listen first .... Listening builds rapport and trust.
Unless you build that trust with listening, not much else is going to happen.
John Savage, Listening & Caring Skills: A Guide for Groups and Leaders
Listening and speaking are the basic communication tools we use every day.
We use them to process language as we interact with the people in our lives.
When we use these tools well, they help us create wonderful,
growing, lasting relationships. However, when used improperly,
those very tools of listening and speaking can create a lot of hurt,
damage, and even destruction to relationships.
Bento C. Leal III, 4 Essential Keys to Effective Communication in Love, Life, Work--Anywhere!: A How-To Guide for Practicing the Empathic Listening, Speaking, and Dialogue Skills to Achieve Relationship Success
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