I am starting another personal test this week. One of the most popular posts I have ever done was when I tested myself with not talking as much. I think the reason why people checked my blog was that they probably thought I would not do well because of the fact that I love to talk. πŸ™‚ Well if you knew me from college, high school or from any of the churches I have worked at then this is no shocker to you. I am going to try my test again this week. I don’t consider myself a very good listener and so I want to do something about it this week. I will be blogging everyday this week (prayerfully) about my findings. There are a couple of things I am looking to get out of this week. To be able to hear/listen to people better and to evaluate how people respond to me especially if they notice that I am talking less. I also want to read my Bible more and listen to what God wants to tell me. Also, if you are reading this and you are a co-worker then no trying to make me talk more. (you know you would always rather have me talk less anyway) πŸ™‚ Let the evaluation begin!!!

6 thoughts on “another personal test this week

  1. Brian,

    I think you can be a very good listener when you want to be. You were there to listen to me rant when I really needed someone to listen to me the most. (thank you btw) My suggestion is that you just slow things down a bit and just take things one step at a time.

  2. Thanks Mike I will heed your advice. Ken, this one is WAAYYY worse. I like talking much more than I like listening to music! πŸ™‚

  3. I agree with message 3, you are a good listener, but what I see in you conversation-wise reminds me of something like speed-dating. For instance, in our last conversation you opened your ears to me equally but you are just on top of moving into your input and listening and then instant input and so on… So, I don’t think you are a bad listener or talk to much, you are just speedy at it! Personally, I wish I talked more to people instead of going about my way… it’s not that I don’t care to listen or conversate, but my mindset is alot of times that what I have to say, I don’t think people will find it relevant and so I don’t want to waste people’s time with small-talk or personal stuff that they know nothing about… but I’m learning that those type of things really aren’t about the information you give, but it’s about the connection you make with someone. It could be the most pointless thing I have to say, but maybe a smile I give or just the mere interaction could be what that someone in that conversation needed.! So, yeah… that’s my personal reflection on my Tafoya-versation! Ciao!

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