MAKE sure you listen with the same enthusiasm with which you speak.
That way, you will listen properly, rather than being full of your own dialogue, which originates in your mind, and not blocking out the potential for effective communication with other people.
Communicating one way in a series of statements, of our condition or thoughts, means you may not be engaging in listening, really listening, to the thoughts of others.
See someone else’s point of view, see where they are ‘coming from’ and understand what they are conveying. After all, we were given two ears and only one mouth!