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Learn to Listen and Listen to Learn

22 years ago, I was fortunate enough to go out to East Lansing, Michigan, for Michigan State’s basketball camp.

It was the summer before my senior year and I was and still am, a HUGE Spartan fan. I was contemplating going to school there the following year (I received an academic scholarship which I later turned down) and basketball was my first love so it was a leveraged trip.

Coach Izzo, whom we have a picture of him and I hanging in our house, was young, but a true star in the making.

Before every session of camp he would say, ‘You need to learn to listen and listen to learn’.

It sounds so simple and it is, that is what makes it brilliant. But it's by no means easy.

One of the great things about having a partner like Devon is that she calls me out on my BS. And recently, she brought up to me in more ways than one how I was not living this principle when it came to our relationship.

Sting a little bit? Sure, but it was true. I set my ego aside (and believe me, I will have to do that many more times) and began to immediately put this to practice.

Don’t be a ‘waiting to talker’ nor someone that already knows it all. Because if you know it all, then your time here on Earty is essentially useless.

Learn to listen and listen to learn.

Be Unconventional - Kyle Newell

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