For a communication to be successful, we must learn to communicate transparently and to be aware that we are not alone in it; that there are always different goals, desires or requirements that strive to be fulfilled
Text by Nevena Martinović, PR & Communication Manager CPM
Communication is the language that brings us together. It is the first thing we learn from the moment we come into the world. And it’s the most important thing we learn and improve throughout our lives. Through communication, we express ourselves in all the relationships that surround us. It is the magic key by which we open all the doors in this world. For a communication to be successful, we must learn to communicate transparently and to be aware that we are not alone in it; that there are always different goals, desires or requirements that strive to be fulfilled. The postulate we set before we establish communication contact is also extremely important in this regard. If we start from the position that we are focused solely on our goal and the absolute realization of the same, we will surely achieve exactly that. We will feel the satisfaction that comes from a fulfilled desire, but we will not come up with the best solution. And that’s the catch! This is precisely the new segment of the journey to the desired destination hat “communication” reveals to us. Only one angle of observation and reasoning never leads to the best solution. This is why so many sciences, philosophies and arts are trying to crack the art of communication and provide us with insights into how we can achieve our own goals, but also show that we are not alone in striving to do that and that we are not intransigent, indifferent and alienated from others and the world. Most often, the best solutions, ideas and last but not least, feel-ings, appear when we learn and master to communicate, first with ourselves and then with everyone else. When we are aware of this process, then it is easier for us to invest ourselves in hearing and appreciating the other side. And that’s when the magic happens. First, we know what we want, then we respect our interlocutor, and thirdly, we leave room for communication to happen and have its evolutionary path. At what point communication will stop along the way depends on other factors, the reconciliation of the various capacities that the communication parties possess, the interests and ultimately the willingness of the parties to step out of their comfort zones. This is a process that we learn and improve throughout our lives, both in our professional and private life. What I can conclude and draw from my experience is that the more an individual works on themselves in every context, the easier it is for them to open themselves to transparent and honest communication, to invest the maximum self without restraint, and to be at peace with the result that communication brings to them, whilst being ready to accept the success of it, but also the moment when they acknowledge all of their imperfections and the imperfections of the process. Good communication is one in which people understand each other and a successful one in which both parties satisfy their interests. We must understand these two concepts separately. Not every good communication will lead us to the goal, but the goal is solely achieved through good communication. By communicating with each other, we are constantly learning, discovering, understanding, getting to know ourselves and our environment. So re-examine yourself, try to understand the power and strength of good communication, how it helps us to achieve our goals and contributes to making us feel good. The process of communication is not simple; it requires investment, it takes time and it requires us to be in it, but the fruits that it bears come back to us manyfold and make the glass of our lives always half full.