You’ve probably heard that being a goal-oriented person is a good thing. In the real world, though, it’s smarter, more efficient, and more effective to set systems rather than goals.
By learning universally applicable skills as early in life as possible, we can more easily adapt to new situations and succeed at new challenges.
Often we feel like we need to jump into every conversation to show we get what someone is saying. But there’s value to stepping back and allowing someone to talk. Active listening can help young people communicate better.