What would it look like if during your next conversation you gave the person your undivided attention?
What would it feel like if you focused on every word they said?
Do you think you’re capable of doing so?
The reality is that you can never give 100% of your attention to anything because your brain is wired for survival, so it’s constantly surveying your surroundings.
But what if, even for just a few minutes, you gave them as much attention as you could?
As Stephen Covey said in his 7 Habits book “communication is the most important skill in life.” And the first step to great communication is “first seek to understand.” However, understanding is almost impossible to do if you’re not paying attention.
So give it a try today.
In your interactions and conversations pay attention and see what happens.
Who knows? The person you’re speaking with might give you their undivided attention too.