For years, I've worked on learning how to better communicate with and understand people. Even after we get to know someone and tend to think we understand them - we aren't finished understanding them.
What does it mean to truly understand another person? Is it a matter of hearing their words and nodding in agreement, anxious and fully ready to convince them of our own point of view?
In relationships - personal or professional, personal growth and building success, our perspective is what makes all the difference. Stephen Covey said it best; We see the world not as it is, but as we are.
Have you ever asked for someone’s advice or opinion on something only to discover it’s not necessarily what you wanted to hear? I’d be willing to bet you’ve also heard opinions you didn’t ask for from people, too – and they haven’t always been flattering or complimentary.