Recently, my weekly tips focused on some aspect of building and keeping a love of learning. We have considered the advantages of “learning to love” failure and boundaries, both of which may require a paradigm shift in our thinking.
We’ve also considered the reality that life brings difficult times and situations and we often can mitigate the difficulty by simply learning something new.
I’d like to finish this series with a topic that affects all of us every single day in both our professional and personal worlds. You might say that our entire worlds revolve around this subject. Can you guess what it is?
That’s right, learning to communicate with greater clarity and confidence is something that all of us can continually be learning and practicing. We are never “there” – you might say, we are never all-grown-up in this area. We can always be learning how to be better communicators. Do you think about this topic?
Are you growing in your ability to communicate more effectively?
You might be thinking, “how does one do this?” One answer would be to join Toastmasters to become a more effective public speaker but that’s not exactly the type of communication I’m talking about…
I’m talking about knowing and speaking your story – knowing who you are, what you stand for and why, what you are called to do, and the boundaries you have in place to support you in these things. Then, being able to inquire about another’s story and respond not with judgment, rather with kindness and grace and where appropriate, a sense of humor.
Who can’t benefit from our learning how to do this?
If learning how to be a better communicator intrigues you, please reach out to me. I love to hear the stories of my Weekly readers. As always, I welcome your feedback and comments.