Take a Walk in the Other's Shoes
Try to see the other person's point of view. Sometimes taking a step back and looking at a subject from someone else's perspective will help you understand where they are coming from and why they feel a certain way. It's important to do this because when communicating it is essential to be able to look at things from another perspective because you are not always right. Seeing things from a different view point can help you change your mind and be a better communicator.