Depending on who I’m around, I may spout my “wisdom” way more than I ask questions. My bad.

As a student of life, I know we can learn more by asking questions rather than flexing our trivial knowledge. Of course there is always a time and a place, but more times than not, I find myself focusing on my response rather than listening to what the other person is saying and diving deeper into what I just heard by asking a follow-up question.

I know better.

And so I will look for opportunities in the moment of conversations with friends, family, co-workers and clients to ask more questions rather than spout my advice.

If they ask for my input, I’m happy to chime in, but my focus is always to grow, learn and evolve. I can’t do that while my mouth is yapping.