That thing that you do for me
Jeffrey Brown quoted this during his TED Talk regarding what he learned as a pastor in Boston’s inner city. He realized that listening was more valuable than preaching, that partnering was more important than plotting, and that seeing was more important than fixing. He had spent years trying to “fix” the drug dealers and gang members before he took the time to know them. The “miracle” of his revelation led to an 79% decrease in crime in Boston.
I can use this info when I think I can fix somebody or preach them into my agenda.