Successful Creativity is Attentive

20 03 2011

Devoting mental energy to another person’s thoughts and ideas

 Make an effort to perceive another’s point of view and emotions

 Listening with understanding and empathy

“The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.”    

Dorothy Nevill

“If you want to be listened to, you should put in time listening.”

Marge Piercy

“The simple act of paying attention can take you a long way.”

Keanu Reeves

 

 “If there is any secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from his angle as well as from your own.”

Henry Ford

 

“Nothing increases the respect and gratitude of one man for another more than when he is heard exactly and with interest.”

R. Umbach

 

Listening is the beginning of understanding…. Wisdom is the reward for a lifetime of listening. Let the wise listen and add to their learning and let the discerning get guidance.

Proverbs 1:5 23

“I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.”           Ernest Hemingway

 

“Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding the third.”                                                                  Marge Piercy

 

“Silent and listen are spelled with the same letters!”

Unknown

 

 

“Listening is as important as talking… If you’re a good listener, people often compliment you for being a good conversationalist.”

Jesse Ventura

 

 

“If you spend more time asking appropriate questions rather than giving answers or opinions, your listening skills will increase.”

Brian Koslow

 

“Most conversations are simply monologues delivered in the presence of a witness.”

Margaret Millar

 

“One of the best ways to persuade others is with your ears— by listening to them.”

Dean Rusk, U.S. Secretary of State

 

“If you can learn a simple trick, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view . . . until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.”

Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

 

 

“Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.”

Robert Frost

 

“Hearing is a passive activity— you’re allowing sound waves to penetrate your ear. In listening, you actively determine meaning to what is heard— you listen with your eyes and ears.”

Carolyn Riddle, Sales Person

 

“Nature has given men one tongue and two ears that we may hear twice as much as we speak.”

Epictetus

 

“A good listener tries to understand what the other person is saying. In the end he may disagree sharply, but because he disagrees, he wants to know exactly what it is he is disagreeing with.”

 Kenneth A. Wells

 

 

“Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.”

Martin Fraquhar Tupper

 

“Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue.”

Anonymous

 

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”

Winston Churchill

“It is understanding that gives us an ability to have peace. When we understand the other fellow’s viewpoint, and he understands ours, then we can sit down and work out the differences.”

Harry S. Truman

 

 

“If you want to be listened to, you should put in time listening.”

Marge Piercy

 

“If there is any secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from his angle as well as from your own.”

Henry Ford

 

“Hearing is a passive activity— you’re allowing sound waves to penetrate your ear. In listening, you actively determine meaning to what is heard —you listen with your eyes and ears.”                                                                                      Carolyn Riddle, Sales Person

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