This week we have touched on Habit Number 5: “Seek first to understand then to be understood”. This means we must not only listen but hear what people are telling us. This was beautifully explained in the story at assembly on Monday. We so often want to put our point across first and not listen or even give the other person a chance to respond.
In using Habit 5, we should consider the following:
- Care about other people’s feelings
- Try to see things from others viewpoints
- Listen without interrupting
- Share your opinions and ideas [read more]