I don’t follow directions well. I also fail to pay attention when people tell me what to do. It’s not intentional. My brain is busy and full of ideas. Those other words seem to clutter the path. In the end, I always do my own thing.
How about you? Do you follow directions?
One of the greatest ways to show someone you care about them is to truly listen to them. Unfortunately, really listening is not an easy task. It is a skill that must be learned.
When listening to someone:
- Pay attention to what is not said. Watch their body language. Listen to the tone of their voice.
- Focus on what the other person is saying. Don’t think about how you will respond or what you want to say next.
- Look at them and give that person your undivided attention.
If you really care about someone, show them by really listening to what they have to say.