5 Way to Bring Out the Best in Others
How Can it Help You in Return
By Marlene Wagner
When you take the time to bring out the best in others, it’s enough to change the world.
Everyone has something that makes them unique and special and stands out from the crowd.
Not everyone knows what that is or how to find their unique talents.
They assume they are not as good as others, and their self-esteem suffers.
You can be the change that will help them to see the best in themselves, the champion behind them that will never let them fall behind.
Here are five ways to bring out the best in others and help them see the best in themselves.
Start by being generous. Give others your time and energy. Too many people get absorbed in their lives and daily activities.
Some feel they haven’t enough time for themselves, let alone lift everyone around them.
It doesn’t have to take up more of your time, and I’ll show you how a little can do so much. The benefits you’ll reap come back tenfold.
Believe in the person, even when they fail or stumble and struggle to believe in themselves. More importantly, give them the benefit of the doubt.
It takes no effort to believe in someone already reaching their goals and knocking down all the walls.
The tricky thing is to see the talents buried deep inside someone, especially when that person doesn’t even know that talent is there.
We recognize things in others we can see and they don’t. They don’t know they have a talent for something, but we see it. And even admire it.
How many of us would tell the other person they are exceptional in that something?
Don’t be surprised if they never realized it or had a clue. Now you have given them something to feel good about themselves.
They may never have given it a thought about themselves, and you don’t know how pointing it out may change them or how they feel about themselves.
Be open to what you like or admire about another person. These are the best clues.
Someone you know has a natural talent for putting together their wardrobe. They may doubt themselves every time they put together an outfit.
Tell them they have a real talent for creating stylish outfits.
You may admire someone for their ease of entertaining or hosting dinner parties. Share with them what a talent they have.
Anytime you notice or admire something in someone else, let them know they have a natural “talent” for that something.
Start by making it a point to recognize talents in others and let them know.
Talent can take a lot of different forms and can bring someone into unusual situations.
Many of the most talented people you may meet throughout your life will be completely different from you.
For example, maybe you like to have things quiet, and this person likes to be loud and outgoing.
They may be of a different race or ethnicity. Another religion or political position. These are and have always been the big ones that cause differences.
The greatest talent in seeing the best in others is to get past some of our own biases. Kick that to the curb and see what a difference it makes.
Are you tolerant or intolerant? Are you quick to notice differences, or don’t you see that it doesn’t make a difference?
I’m not here to make a judgment on anyone, and what I am here to do is show you how either one can be a benefit.
We are all different in many ways, yet we are all the same in just as many ways.
If differences are uncomfortable, can you make it a point to recognize the sameness?
Every time there are differences, sameness is also there. One is uncomfortable for you, and one isn’t.
Focus on the one comfortable for you and find something special in the other person.
You may recognize they are an exceptional parent, or the head of household is an excellent provider, and his family is his top priority.
They may be someone that just lost a loved one. They hurt and grieve the same as we do.
They may have just become grandparents and feel the same joy as we would.
They may be battling a debilitating illness and are struggling and fearful as we would or have experienced.
You get the picture. It’s endless, with many different scenarios that make us all the same.
We all have skills and unique talents, and we all love to have them seen and recognized by others despite skin color or what God we believe in.
When you want to bring out the best in others, you must be clear and interact with others.
You must collaborate, foster talent, and be there for the other person.
You would most often have this situation with family, friends, or people close to you.
People that are in your immediate circle and that you know well.
You don’t have to be the most capable, intelligent, or best person in the room.
You need to be clear and ready to listen and learn along the way.
This process would be best applied to a loved one that lacked confidence but saw and recognized great potential in them.
Pointing out their talents would do wonders for the esteem of such a person.
Let the other person know you value them and would like to be there for them and support them as they learn more about their talents.
Having someone who believes in you can dramatically change the trajectory of someone’s life.
It pains me to see so many situations that destroy motivation and confidence in people.
Become an “uplifter” because there are far too many ready to knock someone down that destroys potential and lives.
It is never easy when it is time to foster talent. The other person can get discouraged and often distracted.
They can come to rely on you to do most of the work rather than taking on the initiative and using some of their talents and skills.
This often comes into play when you teach or show them how to do something.
It’s natural if they fear failure or making a mistake. They fear judgment and get discouraged.
Your goal is to persist with them and not let them give up.
You can be there to help someone, but your job is not to do the work for them.
With some good persistence, you will be able to help them reach their goals, and they will be proud that they put in the work themselves.
You need to pay attention and be present to spot the talent in other people.
You need to be able to find some of the minor clues because most people don’t know their talents and so will not show them off to you in the process.
You must be curious about that person and present enough to show that you care and want to be there for them.
The greater your ability to pay attention, the more talent you will find in other people.
As you can see, lifting up and bringing out the best in others takes little effort and has great rewards.
Anytime you can offer positivity to others is a life you have unknowingly changed.
There is so much negativity in the world today, and lives are destroyed because of dysfunction, violence, and crime so prevalent in our world today.
Save a life, one life at a time.
Before the sun goes down, make it a point to uplift someone today. Point out their talent and how they will go on to change the world.
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Starting today, make yourself a priority and begin living your best life.
But before we go, always remember to
Be true to your magnificent self,
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