Be a good listener and curve a smooth path to success
Listen to him, listen to her, listen to your surroundings. Listen to everything that life has in its resonance, because if you are not listening then probably you are not paying attention to your learning process. To learn you need to listen and that is the crucial key to success – learning.
Success is a wide term and it does not possess the same definition to every existent. Success to survive, success to emotional fulfillment, spiritualistic success, materialistic success – whichever is your own definition, the key is always to be a good listener.
Good listening as the initial step to effective communication
Communication done effectively can bring you the desired success. An effective communication is consequential in building up your capacity for progression. And effective communication is directly proportional to good listening. Communication impacts every aspect of our life and effective communication punched with good listening will help you to detect the hurdles in the path of your defined success. When you listen to the others, what you gain is the perspective of the other side and no communication is complete without the equal participation of both parties.
Being equipped with others’ views reduces the chances of unnecessary situations that arise from misunderstandings and this eventually uplifts your communication skills enhancing your smooth advancement towards success.
In a nutshell, the perks of being a good listener are-
- Communication is much more productive – when you are listening, you know exactly what the other party is seeking from the conversation and when you respond accordingly, the resultant is a more productive one.
- Career advancements – listen to your boss or to your sub-ordinate for the betterment of your work environment. When you are listening to them and thus is able to communicate your work-related issues with your colleagues, it implies that there is an enhanced probability of your career advancements.
- Shows responsible behavior – when you are paying attention to the other party, it conveys the respect and empathy that you are exhibiting to the others and in turn, helps you to gain an image of possessing responsible perception.
- One step ahead issue-resolving capability – in our day to day human life we are bound to end up in issues, small or big. If we keep on ignoring the opinion of the other party, the issues might get worsen instead of resolving. So, whether it is a personal relationship issue, or an issue revolving around your profession, listening always helps.
Hence, listen, if you want to succeed. Listen, if you want to live completely. Listen, for a better life.