Shut up and listen – you might learn something.
I won’t lie. I’m not shy, I talk a lot, and I enjoy contributing to conversations and debates. However, sometimes (read: often) I need to give myself a slap upside the head to shut up and listen.
Why? I already know everything I’m going to say. There’s nothing I can talk about that I don’t already know. For the time my mouth is engaged, my brain learns nothing.
On the other hand, if I shut up and listen, I might learn something new.