Like any skill we gain competence in, communication needs to be practiced. But like any habit we put in place, it is easy to get discouraged and go back to old ways of doing things.
Too often we come to our conversations with a hidden agenda – a motive that isn’t always clear to us.
We don’t come to resolve problems, but to convince the other person they need to change.
We want the other person to see and hear and accept our point of view – we don’t really want to hear theirs. We want to be understood and accepted just as we are.
Today on my blog and podcast, we’ll discuss our motives in communication, and actions we can put in place to nurture thriving relationships.