G-Pop is fully aware that most people do not realize that their ultimate self-worth is gauged by how valuable they are to others.
Self-confidence may have its charm, but if it doesn’t manifest into some sort of contribution to the human tribe, then it comes across more as boasting than boosting.
With that in mind, it might be good to have a pulse on the heartbeat of people’s needs. So here’s how it breaks down:
50% of the time, the only thing people want from us is our ears.
They just want us to listen. Are they offended when we contribute thoughts? Yes. They have planned a soliloquy and we try to turn it into a dialogue.
20 % of the time they want our hands.
“Can you help me lift this?”
“I need some assistance.”
“Somebody finked out on me and I was wondering if you could be there to fill the gap.”
15% of the time, they yearn to have our feet.
Folks are always advertising something, are tied up, and require others to support the cause and put feet to the faith.
10% of the time, they want our eyes.
They would like us to be observant.
For instance, notice when they have broccoli in their teeth.
Maybe that new outfit we think is so adorable actually makes us look like a stuffed sausage.
And 5% of the time they tolerate our words.
It’s why sermons don’t work well.
Seminars are for those who like stale Danish and anemic coffee.
And prayer meetings and Bible studies have diminishing audiences.
Too much talk.
G-Pop wants his children to learn what makes them worthwhile:
- People want your ears
- Then your hands
- Your feet
- Your eyes
And on strange occasions when they’re in a particularly cheery mood … they will put up with a little bit of your yammering.
Published by Jonathan Cring