I Like Me Best When I’m With YouPosted: January 13, 2016
Years ago I was listening to a talk by Dr. Denis Waitley. He said something life changing. He wanted to be the kind of person others would say “I like me best when I’m with you.”
I grew up in a world where the significant people in my life were good at finding the faults, trying to create a perfect man.
As an adult, I wanted to be an encourager.
I set out to see the best in others and reflect back the best them, not the flaws. We all have flaws and others can be responsible to point them out. I wanted to be the one who sees the best and communicates it.
Others have commented on it. It’s my most treasured complement: “You always see the best.” I’ve had more hits than misses.
But there has been a powerfully positive unintended consequence: People often reflect positive things back to me. In finding the best in others, I found the best in me.