I am so glad I was listening to her that day. What a wonderful life lesson – you should listen twice as much as you speak. It is amazing what you can learn when you listen.
I encourage you to try a little experiment. Next time you are in a crowd of people talking with one another, just listen and observe. I bet you will find a lot of people talking but very few of them will be listening. Most of those in the crowd not speaking are just waiting for their turn to talk – they're looking for a loll in the conversation so they can interject something they want to say.
Everyone wants to make their point, or to say something interesting about themselves, or to get credit for knowing some juicy rumor. It’s sad really. Think of how different the world would be if we really listened twice as much as we speak. Anyone listening?
Take Away: Think of how different the world would be if we really listened twice as much as we speak.