You reveal your character, not by what you say, by what you do; by how you engage with others.
Sowell reminds us that compassion and empathy will take us farther and be more rewarding than being self-centered and selfish.Be kind, respectful, and thoughtful towards others, whether they can do anything for you or not. Click To Tweet
It begins with focusing 100% of your attention on the person you’re speaking with. Block out everything else.
Listen, truly listen to what they say and the emotions they convey through their demeanor, expression and actions.
The person will feel this in their heart. They’ll connect with you easier and make your interaction far deeper and more meaningful.
If you ask questions that show you listened intently, they’ll think even more positively about you.
Even if you say nothing at all, they’ll walk away thinking, “Wow, he’s awesome. He gets me.”
While you can’t control the actions of others, you can fully control yours, as Galatians 5:22 tells us.
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.”
Do unto others and you would have them do unto you.
You’ll be far happier for it.
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