Monday, June 10, 2013

a good or bad correction…

another step in our trek to build someone’s confidence is to correct them without condemning them.

now we all need correction at times because we’re all imperfect.  but how you handle that determines whether it’s good correction or bad correction, whether it builds you up or tears you down. 

what’s the best way?  ephesians 4.15 (ph) says we are to, speak the truth in...

anger?  is that what it says?  when someone has blown it, someone has made a big mistake at the office, do you go to your secretary or associate and say, “you blew it!”  is that what it says? 

it says, speak the truth in love. 

self-esteem is very fragile. when you correct somebody, when you’re pointing out their error, you can either protect their self- esteem or you can destroy it. one or the other, it’s up to you. 

very few of us understand the power of our expectations on other people, how it has tremendous influence.  people tend to live up to what we expect of them.

just a thought from the front porch… 

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