Is it just me or do you think that assumptions get a bad rap?
I'm going crazy busy preparing for this week's Hopes and Dreams Marriage conference and seeing clients, so I don't have a lot of time to flesh this idea out but I want to share something that I am convinced is true.
A number of years ago a man shared this truth with me. It has changed the way I interact with others and I believe it can improve any relationship in your life.
The assumption is this:
Almost everyone you meet is desperately insecure and in need of affirmation.
I suppose there is no way that I can empirically prove this assumption but I think it is true and I imagine many of you do as well.
The question is do we live it out as truth?
Here are three ways that I have found that help me live this out:
- Intentionally make eye contact in a congenial way with the person.
- Intentionally offer them a sincere compliment.
- Tell the person that you appreciate them.
I have found that these work for me. What have you found that works for you?