Motivational Power Quote
Let Your Advice Be Soft
"Advice is like snow,
the softer it falls,
the longer it dwelled upon,
and the deeper it
sinks into the mind."
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
As I see it. . . . . . . .
Let your advice be soft.
Let your advice fall gently for the highest and lasting impact.
Hard advice can be perceived as demanding and can fall on deaf ears. Hard advice will be seem as confrontational and cause a breakdown in a relationship and in the communications.
Soft advice is seen as conversation and is open for discussion.
Both parties can see the advantage of the advice. The longer the person considers the advice it becomes far more likely the advice will be followed freely.
The person receiving soft advice is likely to accept the advice and the person given the advice being seen as an advocate.
®2009, Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker, Trainer, Educator and Author