Two Ears and One Mouth

My grandfather always said, “You have two ears and one mouth for a reason.  Don’t be yapping when you should be tuned in.”

Most people don’t listen with the intent to understand, they listen with the intent to reply.  I often think about my grandfathers quote as I observe people in leadership positions and as I watch people attempt to serve their customers or employees.  Truly listening to someone is not only a great way to serve them, it’s one of the greatest forms of respect.  Not listening on the other hand is not only disrespectful, but it puts you at a major disadvantage when it comes to serving others.  

I challenge you to think about respectfully listening to people.  Always remember, you have two ears and one mouth for a reason.  


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