Good Morning from the TaylorMade family! I hope everyone is doing well and having a wonderful Tuesday. Today we will talk about what it means to be a good listener. In order for someone to intake as much information and retain as much knowledge as possible, they need to have the qualities of a good listener. Good listeners tend to not say anything at all even after the other person has made whatever point they were trying to come across. Instead they take that information, digest it, and remit it back to the person in the most professional way possible so that way you know what you're talking about. A lot of people fail to listen to what another has to say because they feel that whatever point they're trying to get across is more important than what the other has to say and that leads to conflict. If no one listens then there could be vital information that is missed between the individuals involved. So the best thing to do if you want to maximize your personal growth and business growth is to listen, because that person that's giving you this information might have information that you never knew about that could be beneficial to you, your life and/or your business/workplace.
Today's quote comes from American poet Robert Frost from Brainy Quotes:
"Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence"
My interpretation of Mr. Frost's quote is pretty straight-forward in the sense where he says that with education you'll know how to listen and comprehend any information given to you without immediately losing control of yourself if things doesn't go how you expect it to. Lack of education causes one to make irrational decisions and it is based solely on emotions and not knowledge.