Remember the story of a friend trying to give his glasses to his friend and getting frustrated that the friend still couldn’t see clearly?
A man was troubled by vision problems and went to see his doctor friend. The friend handed his own glasses to the man, ‘Put them on. They are really good. You can keep them as I have a spare pair at home.’ The man put the glasses on and it only became worse. ‘No, I can’t see anything now.’ The friend insisted, ‘Try harder, think positively! I have been using them for 10 years – they are very good.’ The man tried again but everything was only more blur than before.
We would not see a doctor who prescribes before diagnosis. In normal life, however, we tend to prescribe from our own experiences and ignore diagnosis. This week, let’s remember to try and see the problem from other person’s view first, before helping.
Source: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People