Are you an Encourager or a Discourager?
Often times when students and professionals are pursuing passions and dreams they need to find safe haven among people that are in support of their passions and dreams.
In serious conversations with people in pursuit of a passion or a dream, are you someone who is supportive or are you someone who is the so called "devil's advocate"? Our reactions and language are important because they set the tone for how we come across to the ones we love who are in pursuit.
Questions Supporters Ask:
1) How can I help?
2) What's the next step?
3) Who can I connect you to?
Questions Devil's Advocates Ask:
1) Are you sure you want to do this?
2) Where are you going to get the money?
3) You do know that it's really hard to make it, right?
Be an encourager!