Do you have someone whether they’re a client, friend or loved one, who is on the wrong path? Perhaps, it’s even destructive to them and the people around them. Have you tried to give them advice, and it backfired?
This is where patience is the key. It has nothing to do with you, it’s their belief system and they aren’t ready for change.
This can be difficult because we really care and want to help. But a fragile ego will always resist and they will not be able to save face. Just remember this, “People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.”
So, what can you do?
First, respect their worldview, even if it is wrong. They know who they are and are doing what they do based on the information they have. They are doing the best they can do.
Second, live your life and be a loving example. Keep focused on becoming the best you that you can be and then you will be a solid example to them.
Third, wait for them. Things will change. They will have challenges that come up, and because you respected them and loved them, they will trust you and ask for your input.
It takes time for change, just remember that you aren’t the same person you were in the past, and that being patient with yourself and others leads to successful relationships.