Happy Monday my friends,
Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. How often have you listened to someone speak about their ideas or plans for something and yet you are not really listening? How badly we would feel if we knew the same was being done to us when we feel we have something we want to discuss or share that is important to us. We have all heard the saying, “treat others as you would like to be treated yourself.” Maybe this week we can work on being better listeners and more supportive of each other, whether it is work related or even personal. We need to be there for each.
COURAGE AND LISTENING
“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” (Anonymous)
We stand behind our principles, and we’re not afraid to tell people what we think. We’ve even gotten in trouble for that from time to time because people aren’t always that interested in what we think. What we may need to do a bit more of is to listen-relay listen-to what others think and to give what they say serious consideration. Sometimes we’re so busy planning the next thing that we want to say that we barely hear what anyone else has to offer.
NOTE TO SELF
I won’t falter in my willingness to put myself on the line, but I realize that others may feel just as strongly about their positions. I will listen to and respect their thoughts-even if I still don’t agree.(Linda Picone)
The ignorant man is an ox. He grows in size, not in wisdom. (Buddha)
Sometimes you must yield in order to win, and sometimes maintaining a low place leads you to win. (Lao TZU)
People have been know to achieve more as a result of working with others than against them. (Dr. Allan From)
I do not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. (Voltaire)
Wishing everyone a wonderful week,
Susie Q for QSPAC signing off