Help People Help Themselves

Often when I turn to someone for advice, I’m not really looking for answers. I’m simply looking to be heard. When I do receive answers, I’m not always able to utilise them.
No matter how many times others tell us what we should think or do, we are not fully able to follow their advice unless we have formed our own insights.
All the shared wisdom in the world can’t compare to one genuine moment of empathy.
So have changed my approach a little, when it comes to emails and comments from readers seeking advice.
If I have an idea that might be helpful, I put that out there – but for the most part, I answer questions with more questions to help them form their own conclusions.
The reality is that I am no wiser than them; I just happen to publicise the things I observe and learn on a given day. And much like them, I sometimes need a little help accessing the answers within.
Maybe that’s what it means to really help people – to help them help themselves.
None of us has it all figured out, and maybe we never will.
Acknowledging this, to me, is the difference being having followers and friends. With followers, you lead the way. With friends, you support them in discovering it for themselves.
Thank you for stopping by.
The Girl Who Writes xXx

Leah is people powered! She is a woman on a mission to Encourage, Support and Inspire you as she writes. Her passion lies in topics relating to Mental Health, Women Empowerment, Self Care and Self Love.
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