Communication: The exchange of thoughts, messages, or information by speech, signals, writing or behaviour.Wordnik
Vital to the survical of any being; receiving information, analyzing it and responding according to what you understood is how humanity has thrived over the years… Needless to say, this is also how we have run into many problems.
Being social we have come to know that all healthy relationships have efficient communication. Interaction with family members, significant others, friends, colleagues, business partners and so on… we even interact with ourselves.
So, how do you know that your intentions are getting across and not getting lost in translation? That your true wants and desires have been expressed well enough so that the person across understands where you are coming from and going.
Have you ever shared something dear to you, and the person you’re communicating with just doesn’t get it; whether intentional or not, they just didn’t understand the words coming out of your mouth, so you think, “maybe I didn’t express myself properly, whatever” and you brush it off. What’s going through your mind at that moment, isn’t it lack of satisfaction?
The interaction was not met with reciprocity, you did not get what you wanted out of the exchange so why not try again? Fear of rejection? Doubt? Worry? Whatever?
Are these the emtions stopping you from experiencing what you really wanted, which was to be understood.
Knowing that the person understood, may or may not agree, but was then able to express their intentions to you effectively and honestly almost always amounts to Appreciation.
Do you remember when you were on a team or gathering of some sort and everyone knew what they had to do. There was smart communication, quick responses and you guys just killed it. How did you feel in those moments? Happy, Invincible.
How would it feel if you could have that moment in your most important relationships 🧐.
Tip: Take a hard look at where your blockages are coming from and be willing to be vulnerable.