I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, and forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
– Maya Angelou
I say “you’re right” way more than I used to. Why? Because now I really listen to what people are saying and try to put myself into their mind so I can understand their perspective. I’m less attached to being right or asserting my own agenda as soon as they take a breath.
My world expands as I stay present in the conversation. My opinions change. And the speaker feels my attention and interest; they feel respected.
I still get frantically excited sometimes during an inspiring chat, but I take a couple deep breaths and focus back in. I hold the connection, reverently.