If you ever find yourself saying, “I told you 1,000 times…” that means YOU ARE not communicating.
It does NOT mean they are not listening.
Communication is not an exact science by any stretch of the imagination. There is a great deal of “noise” that can inhibit clear communication
“Noise” is anything that inhibits that communication.
It can be actual noise, or it can be
- cultural differences
- physical attributes
- one’s past history
- even one’s health can cause a breakdown in communication.
The next time you find yourself being frustrated that someone does not seem to “get what you’re saying,” don’t get mad.
Instead, realize that YOU need to try a different method to be heard.