Often times it is said that persons need to find ways to communicate with one another more efficiently. Though most people engage in some form of communication on a daily basis, many times the meaning of what is being said verbally, implied or written still seem to get lost in transit or in translation. When this occurs, it is safe to say that the communication process has failed.
So what is communication?
According to the dictionary it is a two-way process of reaching mutual understanding, in which participants not only exchange information, news, ideas and feelings but also create and share meaning. In general, communication is a means of connecting people or places.
Therefore, it is fair to say that the one who knows the art of connecting to others, is often times more successful in their quest of being an effective communicator.
When someone is not behaving well, we tend to alter our attitude, response and behavior toward that person. This is usually so we do not offend said individual by adding to a situation where all facts have not been communicated. We find it best to wait for the other person to change their behavior, before changing ourselves.
When I know the art of perceiving others’ mode of communicating and then connecting to them, I will always be successful. I am therefore, not dependent on the other person’s behavior for my own growth. I am able to see each person’s positive aspects and absorb them in myself too. Then I become richer with every interaction.
Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble. Yehuda Berg