The biggest challenge we face today is not that we are surrounded by too many problems but that everyone else has too many solutions to our problems. Isn’t that ironic?
Though, if you think a bit deeper you will see that, more often than not, people aren’t looking for solutions to their problems. They just want someone who can sit and listen to what they have to say. That’s it – NO feedback, NO nonsense and NO reactions whatsoever – NO thanks!
However, this is a hard pill to swallow for our talented brains. We have all the solutions in the world for the people who don’t even need them.
Well, hold off!
If you really want to make a difference in someone’s life, to help them attain their maximum potential and to help them stand strong in tough situations, then before jumping to any assumptions or conclusions – show some EMPATHY – sit with them for a while, have a brief discussion over a cup of coffee, have a walk etc. Listen to them without judging them. You will be surprised to know that almost every time you will find that your solution doesn’t even fit to their situations but your presence is what made all the difference.
KNOWLEDGE can help you SOLVE, but EMPATHY can definitely help you EVOLVE.