To 2022: The Year We Listen & Learn
While 2022 may throw a few curveballs, the beginning of the new year is still a perfect time to focus on personal growth. Putting things into motion, however, gets a little thornier because that requires change and change often puts you on the path of most resistance, which is an easy deterrent.
And so we’re taking a step back and changing our approach towards New Year resolutions and goal setting. A simpler, exploratory approach is to replace habits with skills, the words “how” with “what”.
As bestselling author and internet entrepreneur Mark Manson cleverly puts it: “Instead of thinking about what you want to achieve in the new year, ask yourself …’What skills do you want to develop this year? The beauty of focusing on skills is that it’s never done. The old cliché is that we all set goals in January and give up on them by February. But if you focus on a skill, no matter how bad you are at it, you can still work on it in February, and March, on through the year.”
Learning is a big part of innovating, and so, at Himêya, we’re focusing on the skill of listening better. There’s an ancient and well-known philosophical riddle that asks,
“If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it still make a sound?”
We believe that listening is the missing half of communication. It is absolutely necessary, especially in the “Age of Communication,” but often overlooked.