Communicate – Listen to Others and Put Thought into Your Communications
A cat said, “Meow”
A second cat said, “Meow, Meow”
The first cat said, “Don’t change the subject”
Ordinary people often fall into one of two groups of poor communicators. The first group say very little and if pushed give vague answers so as to offend no one. The second group talks nonstop, but they say very little. When these people do listen, it is to formulate their reply, rather than understand.
Whereas, extraordinary people listen to understand. They also pay close attention to what is not said, since there sometimes can be more meaning in what is not said, than what is said. They never stay out of touch very long with friends and associates, yet they keep their words to a minimum.
The tongue has the power of life and death.
“Who are you hurting today?
Who are you bringing back to life?”
Source: Stafford Whiteaker
Film Suggestion: A Thousand Words
Distributed by Paramount and Dream Works Pictures
(After stretching the truth on a deal with a spiritual guru, literary agent Jack McCall finds a Bodhi tree on his property. Its appearance holds a valuable lesson on the consequences of every word we speak.