Ask and Listen

How often do you put words in someone else’s mouth? Give them a reason for their actions without asking their real reason? I know I have been guilty of this before. It can be a small matter but it can cause a large amount of conflict if aggravated.

In a recent post from Guy Harris, he shares a story of witnessing two people in a conflict analyzing each others’ intentions without actually asking for the truth.

You never know another person’s intentions until you ask.

So be curious as Guy suggests and ask others where their purposes lie without assumption in order to have clear communication and avoid conflict.

 

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One comment on “Ask and Listen

  1. scatteredpeicesofme
    July 19, 2011 at 5:11 am #

    True story

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