Listen well to what another is saying. We need to do this when someone speaks or writes to us. I asked a person yesterday to repeat the two or three sentences they had just told me; my mind had wandered. They graciously summarized what they said, and I believe it did make a difference in my life, a good check for me.
Do we really hear first before we speak? The best teachers and ones who can help others, are the best listeners. This was the downfall of Job's friends; they failed to listen well to Job. Therefore they proved to be unfruitful counselors.
Are we listeners? Do we let others speak their full piece? It is better, as a rule, to say less and hear more, than it is to say more and hear less. Our words will then carry much more weight, and usually rightfully so.
What have you learned about listening, or what would you like to share on this?