Practice Communicating

A person talking on a phone.

One of the most valuable skills worth acquiring, practicing, and nurturing is communication.

We communicate daily. Online, offline, in-person, via video, audio, text messages, with family members and business partners, when ordering food and talking with random strangers on the street—constantly.

And as with any craft, there’s no ceiling to the skill level, so take some time and figure out how to improve.

Because if you can communicate better, you’ll:

  • get your ideas across easier
  • understand other people’s motivations more clearly
  • avoid unnecessary conflict
  • find supporters in the unlikeliest of places

And most importantly, communicating better will help you become a better human being.

(Hint: To improve, try to figure out what your advantages and disadvantages are, and practice deliberately to improve them.)