While I was sitting in the post office waiting to submit my passport application, I watched as the postal worker became full of life every time he had an applicant who needed their photograph taken. He had a bit of a bounce in his step as he grabbed the camera. “Tilt your head up. A little bit less. That’s it.” He reviewed each picture meticulously while we waited patiently.
Find something positive to say to each person you have an interaction with. Sum it up into one sentence or less and move on. Get connected. Become human.
Every interaction with another human being has an infinite number of possibilities. It is our job to discover each other’s strengths in order to build a better future. Failure to do so is missed opportunity.
I meet a lot of people each day. Around 250, on average, per day. They come from all over the world. Although I am aware that this is a limited sample, it does give me some insight into people as a whole. I have small interactions with around 50 of the 250 people I meet. 80% of them are friendly and engaging. 15% are indifferent. 5% are hostile.