When’s the last time you had a meaningful conversation with someone significant in your life?
I’m not talking about a conversation that had to take place because one, or both, of you were upset. We all have conversations them from time to time.
I’m talking about a proactive, incredibly positive conversation that left you both better than you were before. It could be with your spouse, a child a best friend or even a complete stranger.
One of the goals I’ve been working on is having more of these type of conversations with the people who matter most in my life.
As a matter of fact, I’ve set my intent to have AT LEAST ONE PER DAY. What I mean is that I have made a deliberate choice daily to minimize all distractions and give someone 100% of my focus while we talk.
You may say that that’s not a big deal. I would argue otherwise. Here’s why. Most of us have less-than-meaningful conversations while we are multitasking or doing something else at the same time. Right?
So, the goal has 2 parts.
1st, ask real questions and give real answers when in dialog. Actively listen to the verbal and non-verbal communication.
2nd, go past the typical shallow topics and talk about the stuff that really matters in life.
Sounds easy right? Try it.
EVERYDAY pick someone in your life and have a meaningful conversation with them.
Make it a goal to talk no less than 15 minutes.
Start with someone close to you. You don’t have to let them in on your new goal. Just watch and see what happens when you start having these talks.