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Judging others

When you think someone says something wrong or misguided, it's easy to disregard their input.

When you disagree, you will judge the other person and stop listening. Instead, hear them out. Maybe you are missing something or can inspire them to grow.


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We achieve success by becoming good listeners

We achieve success by becoming good listeners

The way to reach success is to make people around you successful. To help others succeed, you have to be good at listening.

Listening is about hearing what the other person is saying. It is thinking about how to help the other person achieve the best r...


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Shutting people off

It's easier to focus on the information you disagree with than the bit of truth they may have to share. Or you may think you already know what the person will say. This can cause you to shut off because you think you know what will come next.

Maybe the person will ...


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Your natural desire is to talk

Most of us want to appear knowledgeable by sharing what we know. This can stop us from listening to the other person because we only consider our clever response.

When you really listen to the other person, you can form insightful questions that naturally continue the conv...


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Understand the purpose of listening

Listening to someone can be difficult. But the more you practice, the easier it becomes.

One reason for trying to be a great listener is to show respect to everyone, and the best way to respect someone is to truly listen to them. Most likely, they'll reciprocate by listeni...


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Trying to multitask

Our brains are unable to receive many sources of information simultaneously—our brains process in series, not in parallel.

Listening to someone means you have to stop everything you're doing and focus.


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Having preconceptions and biases

If you have biases about someone, it can prevent you from listening to them. You may have more experience and think the other person has nothing to offer on the subject.

Engaging in listening means that you have to discard the filters you've built and focus on possible pos...


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Your ego gets in the way

Your ego will tell you that you're so smart and they are so intellectually inferior that you don't need to listen to this person.

Those who are most secure have the confidence to listen, regard, and value others.


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I like to focus more on people than technology. I have a passion for teaching.


Shutting people off

It's easier to focus on the information you disagree with than the bit of truth they may have to share. Or you may think you already know what the person will say. This can cause you to shut off because you think you know what will come next.

Maybe the person will ...

Avoid judging

When someone comes to you for help, they’re trusting you to hear them out without being judgmental or condescending.

Focus on what they can do or change right now. Try something like, “It might help to consider….” 

How To Win An Argument: Changing Premises

Instead of trying to persuade someone that they are wrong, try to create a different premise. You can debate to learn something, or to see the other person’s viewpoint, understanding why they disagree. You can also politely put on the table what you think about the topic, not wai...

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