Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff – Seek First to Understand

I’m going to post today about a quick read I had today with the book “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff”, by Richard Carlson.

Simply stated it says Seek First to Understand.  We try so hard to be understood that miscommunication runs rampid.  It doesn’t need to if we try to first understand the other person, being understood will come naturally and will flow.  I think all of us have issues with communication and I’ve realized recently that I try very hard to be understood first without listening because I NEED to be understood and listened to.  It gives me value or makes me feel valued if I can prove my point and make the other person listen to me.  This is not healthy however, I do realize that.  I will try in the future to seek first to understand.

 

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