Communication: Listener

We are proclaiming to be good listeners. Yet, at times we cannot remember what we heard.
The question to ask ourselves is Am I calm enough to hear?
Listener Check list:
Am I emotional and want to talk with the person who is sharing?
Am I focus on what I want to say?
Am I focus on being Mr. or Ms. Fix-it?
Am I trying to complete the speaker’s sentences?
““Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance” (Proverbs 1:5).