Seeing the Good in people
(from the Maxwell Daily Reader, John Maxwell)
A tip from Hall of Fame baseball great Reggie Jackson, on seeing the good in people:
Look for the best in others. Anyone can see weaknesses, mistakes and shortcomings. Criticism is as easy as sweating in the desert.
Jackson says: “A great manager has a knack for making ballplayer think they are better than they think they are. He lets you know he believes in you. And once you LEAR how good you really are, you never settle for playing anything less than your very best.”
That’s true in any area of life: business, parenting, marriage, ministry, and so forth. Don’t look for the flaws, warts, and blemishes in others. Look for their best. Strangely- you’ll end up helping them find their best.