BY ALEXIS TSONGO MATHE
Communication is mostly between people, but we also need to give careful thought to communication within ourselves, connecting to our feelings and ideas, to create harmony.
I am convinced that proper communication with oneself determines one’s happiness.
Also, one can have all the money in the world and every luxurious item. If one does not have good communication with oneself, this may lead to a failure to understand those around one.
First and foremost, you must understand yourself. This is usually underestimated, which should not be the case. Think about it this way, when you start a conversation, you do not know what to expect from the other party. This could cause frustration, because you did not get what you expected from the interaction.
Remember, other people cannot read our mind. We are the ones that must translate our thoughts by communicating them such that others can understand us.
The benefit of understanding yourself is that you are able to control your feelings. Take time to know yourself and you will feel much better about things happening in your life.
When you ask yourself tough questions about what you want out of life, and how you can solve some problems, you may be facing, you learn to honestly deal with issues at hand, then you will be able to gain control over your life.
Once you master communication with yourself, you will not believe how easy it will be to talk to others and make them understand your point of view. In the process you will also learn to value yourself.
Even the longest trip starts with a single step.