Twenty Things We Should Say More Often (Part 12)

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Today we are going to talk about #10 on our list of things we should say more often.

I don’t know

The truth is that we don’t know everything.  We don’t have all the answer for people all the time.  That is Ok.  It is not important that we have the answer all the time.  What is important is that we show that we care about what they are asking.  We do this by actively listening to them.  This means that we stop what we are doing and we make eye contact with the person while they are asking us a question.

If you don’t know the answer, don’t make something up.  Don’t make a guess.  Tell them that you don’t know.  Then tell them that you will help them try to find an answer.  You can then work with that person to find an answer.  They will be very appreciative of your efforts.

The most important thing to that person is most-likely that you care about them and the question you are asking, not necessarily the answer.  When someone comes to you with a question, you have a great opportunity to show that person that you care about them and can really build a stronger relationship with them.  Don’t miss the opportunity to do this by making up an answer so you can feed your ego so you can think you are smarter than you really are.

Our assignment this week is to show genuine interest and sincerity when someone approaches you with a question.  Make them and their question your top priority at that moment.  Show them that you care.  If you know the answer, then by all means give them the answer.  If you don’t know the answer, then tell them you don’t know.  Then take it a step further and help them find the answer.  Sometimes there is even greater opportunity in not knowing the answer.

About wmarsau

Most of the people who visit this blog already know me so it is kind of pointless to try to describe my life in this short little blurb. What is the purpose of this blog is the question. Over the course of this last year I have been exposed to some amazing people and have made personal development an important focus of my life. Being successful, not by the world's standards, but by God's has become my main focus. Mainly, I want to work to develop myself as a person who is kinder, reaches out to help those in need, and truly makes a difference in this world. To this end I am constantly reading and am exposed to so many differnet things along the way. These have been amazing and it is helping me grow so much. Then I started to think, "Why am I being so selfish?" You need to share with others these amazing things you are learning and being exposed to. That is where this blog comes into play. As I am reading and experiencing things that are truly amazing and life changing, I will be posting them on this blog. Obviously, I will not be able to post everything in it's entirity, but I will be summarizing them and letting you know the source of the article or book they come from so you can check them out later if you wish. I want this blog to be a place where you can go to often and be inspired and leave here with a smile on your face. I will be covering all kinds of different topics dealing with success and personal development. Topics like taking action, relationships, living to your potential, reinventing yourself, finances, leadership, presenting, goal setting, time management, etc. I will also be occasionally including topics on cooking, music, and gardening because they are special interests of mine. As a little disclaimer, I have given my life to the Lord and he is #1 in my life. I am his servant and everything I do in life is for his glory. With that being said, religion influences all areas of my life. There will be references to God in this blog because I can't seperate God from this or any other area of my life. I want you to know that if you do not believe in God, that is fine. That is your choice. This blog is open to anyone who wants to better their life. I will not be trying to influence or pressure anyone into having a relationship with the Lord from this site. Please don't feel uncomfortable. You can just read the portions of the blog that you wish to. I am inviting you to go on a journey with me. We will learn together to be the kind of people we were designed to be. Anyone can make a difference in this world, but it starts%
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