I once heard that the very first step in curing alcoholism is to acknowledge your addiction to alcohol. Only then can you begin the healing process. Without that acceptance of where you are now, no progress is possible. Progress is fuelled by a hunger for improvement, but hindered by delusion.
If you want to learn how to speak to other people with impact and persuade them to your way of thinking, its time to take a look at yourself. Discover where you are right now, and what the factors are that are helping you succeed, and which are the ones standing in your way of communicating with others impactfully.
Perhaps you’re a little too intense. Maybe you have a tendency to mumble, or waffle. Perhaps you’re a bit too complacent. Whatever it may be, you’ll only discover what it is, if you take a good look at yourself.
Because when you accurately identify your current position, you have a powerful base for progress. Without a powerful base, your first steps are always tenuous.