A long time ago, I learned that in order to truly connect with people who needed help and were hurting, preaching to them or telling them what they should do added very little to their life.
In fact, it often turned them away and hurt them to the core. I see this happening so much in the world. We are all too quick to tell others what they should do instead of really offering them a hand to hold and a ear to listen.
Do you really want to know how to truly connect with other people? Begin by sharing yourself and your journey. Share your pains and struggles. Share your ah ha moments that changed your life in ways you could never imagine. Share the rocks you stumbled over in your path and how you managed to crawl up out of the hole after being weary and bruised to the bone.