Before you say you believe in someone, before you encourage them to pursue their goals, it’s worth remembering: They need more than your words.
Passively believing in someone is easy; there are a lot of leaders who do this. That’s why actively believing in people is a differentiator.
Actively believing in someone means you:
- Amplify their strengths
- Ensure they’re accountable to higher standards
- Tell them what they don’t want to hear
- Give them the tools to do what you believe they can do
- Re-connect them to their purpose (when they’re thinking about quitting the fight)
- Let them be the hero
Believing in people isn’t the act of telling them so. Believing in someone is a course of actions.
Who do you believe in? And do your actions show it?