These 3 powerful attributes are a magical combination as a focus for effective and meaningful communication.
It does take Courage to address issues which may be sensitive, but it’s worth making the effort. We all have our blind spots and areas where we ‘don’t know what we don’t know’ so it’s a blessing to have someone else to show us what we can’t see for ourselves. For myself, I’d rather be embarrassed or remorseful at the time when my shortcomings or blind spots are drawn to my attention than not to have the opportunity to do something about them.
After Courage the next requirements are Courtesy and Wisdom. Courtesy is an exquisite attribute which is more than just social politeness. As well as being polite, Courtesy requires that we’re also respectful, kind and considerate in what we say and how we say it.
And Wisdom takes this further by combining both Courage and Courtesy so that we’re better able to say whatever needs to be said in a way that will not hurt the heart of another or alienate and offend them, but will rather allow them more easily to hear and accept what may be uncomfortable to face.
It’s always my hope that others will apply these 3 principles when helping me to understand something about myself, just as I try my best to do the same for them.