If you are doing this, then great, hats off to you, as it is a great skill to have. If however, you would like to know a little more about why you should listen twice as much as you speak, read on….
We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.
Epictetus the Greek Sage and Stoic philosopher
Speaking and listening in a balanced way are so important in our world. The noise of useless words that many of us are throwing away in an attempt to get a grip on someone else’s attention, creates a thick fog that makes it really difficult to actually understand each other. Ironically, the more we talk, the less we’re able to communicate.
Read on about the benefits of speaking less and listening more and improve the way you communicate with the world.
Five benefits of listening more:
If you are finding yourself talking more than you are listening, take Epictetus’ advice and do less talking and listen twice as much. It may very well be the best bit of advice you have received in quite some time.