LinkedIn Influencer, Dr. Travis Bradberry, published this post originally on LinkedIn.
Philosopher-poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe said, “Treat a man as he appears to be and you make him worse. But treat a man as if he already were what he potentially could be, and you make him what he should be.”
Think about the people who have made a difference in your life: the teacher who made you believe you could achieve; the boss who gave you a chance to show that you could do it; the counselor who let you know you had what it takes to change and have a better life; the man or woman who loved you enough to say, “I do.” Not only were they there at pivotal times, in many cases they probably created those pivotal times in your life.
In almost every instance where the impact was positive, the person believed in you. He or she probably saw something in you that perhaps you didn’t even see in yourself. Wouldn’t you like to be that person to others? If the answer is yes, then try to love others and see them as 10s. If you have a family, start with your spouse and your kids. And then broaden the circle from there. Believe the best in others, and you will bring out their best.
John Maxwell —Winning with People
TODAY CREATE A PIVOTAL MOMENT FOR SOMEONE
BY EXPRESSING YOUR BELIEF IN HIM OR HER.