Be An Intentional Listener

Too often we find ourselves frustrated and ill-tempered, in need of someone to talk to. We need someone to pay attention, to listen, and to give advice when necessary.

Maybe you have that person already, yet they don’t seem to actually care about your issues and only interject when they want to end the conversation.

Maybe you ARE the listener that only interjects when you are tired of hearing their problems.

Notice when someone is struggling and be their intentional listener. Give them advice to help their situation only if they ask. Not everyone is ready for advice. Some just want to be heard.

By being a good listener to those who are truly hurting, you can be help be a part of their healing process.

“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” Be intentional when you listen, because there are people who depend on an effective listener.  

Stephen R. Covey