I’ve seen a lot of people put “listen more” as a goal for 2021, and it’s something we should all strive for. The ability to really listen (and not just be half-listening while you’re thinking of the best response) is a tough thing to do, and something I continually work on.
I recently saw a quote from Ike Ubansineke (via my friend Justin Smith) that said:
Listen long enough to really hear something.
In a related vein, Ernest Hemingway is quoted as having said:
I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.
I don’t know what your goals are for 2021, but taking more time to listen can only serve to do good things for you.