We live in a noisy world. Telephones are constantly ringing. Fax machines are chiming, cell phones are playing the theme of the day, and there is a constant underlying whirr going on all around us.
Have you set aside quiet time?
This is the time just to listen. Birds are singing lovely songs. Do you hear them?
The roaring sound of the ocean is calling you to a place of peace. Do you feel it’s effects on you?
The stillness of the forest beckons you to journey further in. Will you receive its call?
The benefits of listening go farther than quiet time for your restfulness.
In an article by Phoenix.edu, listening to classical music while studying can be beneficial. The article also states that the tempo of the music may be the determining factor for benefit or detriment. (Click on the link above for more info.)
There are many of us who play pleasant music as we work. It has a calming effect for me.
In Business, listening is crucial for learning.
Though we all want to be heard, if we all talk at the same time, how can we learn.
It’s necessary in business to fine tune our listening skills for learning and comprehension.
According toBusinessListening.com these are the leadership skills that come from effective listening.
- A Bond of Respect
- Cooler Heads
In Relationships, listening is needed for understanding.
How many times at home have we spoken before we finished listening? Many times this causes more confusion than it’s worth. If we would have just listened to our loved ones finish their sentence, we would have had a better understanding of what was going on. Listening can bring rapport and harmony in relationships.
Do we listen to our own inner voices? This alone could help us progress in life and business.
Listening is so necessary!
I invite you to list more reasons for the benefits of listening in the comment section.