“Become a better listener.”
It was one of the goals I set for myself at the beginning of this year, but it’s one I think I’ll have a hard time checking off and calling “done.” Because, when it comes to listening well, there isn’t a point of arrival or mastery; instead, I’m learning it’s something we can always be working on and trying to improve.
Being more intentional with our words and not jumping in too quickly.
Giving our full attention to the person speaking instead of letting our mind wander.
Not assuming that every point of disagreement will (or should) turn into an argument.