Monday, January 01, 2007
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!
This year is gonna be a good one-
I can already tell!
We had a lot to be thankful for in '06, and '07 will surely be just as fortuitous for us. We are truly grateful for all the LOVE, FRIENDSHIP, SUPPORT, and POSITIVITY we have been so fortunate to have received this year, and we look forward to reciprocating to the people we know and love.
For my resolution, I plan on working on my communication skills.
I plan to be a better listener-stopping EVERYTHING and devoting all of my attention to the person conveying their thoughts to me. I feel I am an o.k. listener, but If there's a distraction, I find myself splitting my attention between the individual speaking to me, and whatever else is going on. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not RUDE when I do it-and it's not OBVIOUS that I am doing it, but I feel it's disrespectful to the person conversing with me. So, in order to be most effective when communicating with others, I resolve to LISTEN, and FOCUS on all that is being said to me, without interruptions, or volleying MY opinions, thoughts, and/or solutions until the person speaking to me has ended their half of the conversation, or until they ask for my input.
THAT IS GOING TO BE A SERIOUS TASK FOR ME FOLKS.
I think that I can accomplish this resolution, and ultimately, it will get me one step closer to mastering the lost art of conversation.
(Sprout info. tomorrow Dad)