Living only for now is being dead short-sighted while the reality is that what you do here on earth someday will outlive you. For long after the breathe in your nostrils are gone, your works and acts will still be speaking for you.
So, what value are you adding to those around you? What memories will the thoughts of you trigger in the minds of people when you’ve gone to be with your maker? Will it be good, bad, sweet or bitter? Only you can tell. The litmus test of your achievements is how better it has made the world become long after you. So, what would the world remember you for?
Are you aware that the art of listening is tied to effective leadership? Do you know that listening skill has been identified as one of the top skills employers seek in both entry-level and promoted employees?
According to stats by the International Listening Association, “Spoken words only account for 30-35% of the meaning. The rest is transmitted through nonverbal communication that only can be detected through visual and auditory listening.”