This week I gave a friend advice on how to get from where she was to where I thought she wanted to be.
Hands dusted, job done!
That good advice didn’t pan out well.
I felt confronted by a realisation. And not a new one…
That instead of giving advice, I need to ask [give] questions.
I need to show [give] curiosity.
That advice-giving short-changes listening.
And that’s not helpful.
Answers are closed rooms, and questions are open doors that invite us in.