How can you bring out the best in others?

@msedge (4012)
United States
December 26, 2008 1:54pm CST
Everyone has hidden treasures of talent and undiscovered potential. Everyone has something substantial to contribute. Why are these valuables still buried beneath the surface? Why don't they shine through? Confidence may be an issue. By teaching someone a new skill, you can help build that confidence. People need someone to believe in them. They need to know that if they take that first step out of their comfort zone, someone will be supporting them all the way. With small words of encouragement, with just a little extra time, that someone could be you. In some cases, others may just be unaware of their true abilities and potential. If you've never tried to shoot an arrow, how do you know that you're not the next Olympic archer? Concentrate on bringing out the best in others, and you'll bring out the best in yourself. Then stand back and watch 'em go.
1 response
@p1kef1sh (45640)
26 Dec 08
That's very sensible advice. I endeavour to live like that and encourage others myself. However, when it comes to myself. Nah..... no real confidence to excel at anything. But I enjoy watching others succeed.