I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think. – Socrates
telling doesn’t work!
How many times do we argue, tell, inform, convince and even shout but no matter what, the other person never listens or appears to listen? Why is that? How can we get through to other folks? How can we make them listen and act?
make ‘em think
No one likes to be told. Everyone has an ego to protect and that appears to be the biggest challenge. Another factor is that we often don’t speak the others’ language. The language of their experience and outlook. If we can’t understand their perspective, their motives and goals we won’t be able to get through effectively. The way to get across is to ask thought provoking questions or use other means to allow for thinking to blossom. This exact technique works for self too; if we journal actively, think about stuff and ask important questions we can start to connect, to our deep self!
Also notice the book recommendation below . ‘Parenting with Love & Logic’ techniques are universally applicable!
Daily Affirmation: Today I help invoke thinking.
Recommendation: Parenting With Love And Logic by Foster Cline