When I was attending a Personality Development Program, the Lead Trainer asked a question which was going to be held like a mirror in everyone’s life. This question stunned everybody in the audience. With that question, the Trainer also added, “think of whether you already have it or you would want to develop in yourself and never let it go”
The question asked was simple, yet difficult. It actually mirrored my life in front of myself, right there! ‘What is that one quality you will never want to leave?’, isn’t difficult to answer, but it activates your thinking cap, as to question yourself, if you have that quality or you do not. And, if you do have it, why is it not working for you? Or, do you lack the quality and would want to develop?
Thought Number one – What’s stopping you from inculcating that quality in your life?
Thought Number two – If you do not have it, why didn’t you realize it yet?
If i were to answer intriguing the question about the star quality, it would be – Being simple and being a good listener. I love being simple, simple things serves my pleasure, and more than speaking, i love to listen to people. I do speak, but after I am done listening to people. It’s so beautiful to understand people, but one cannot do that without being a good listener. Let the other person speak, let them tell their story. Be kind and be open to stupidity (because, stupidity is cute, and is full of innocence). This stupidity is present in everyone, but people tend to be the-so-called Sophisticated Individuals to look professional and human! This stupidity isn’t stupidity (in true sense), it is being a person who wants to be himself/herself. He/She leads a life with an open mind.
But, why would being simple and a good listener be better than anything else? The reason behind it is – You don’t fly with sky high expectations. And, your expectations, then, are as simple as spending a quality time with your loved ones by just being with them. And, being a good listener is like having ears right on the heart! It does not filter words or feelings, it straight away goes to your heart. And, it doesn’t just touch your heart, but also of the one who is speaking to you. He/she, then, also loves to speak about everything with you. You are one such source (of happiness) for them, who is unbiased.
If you were asked this question, what would your answer be (to yourself)? : What is that one quality you will never want to leave? Share your comments below!
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