The difference between reading a book cover and turning the pages is the difference between a drop of water and the ocean.
The cover is an appetizer to the main course provided within the pages of the book.
Once we open the book, we discover its message.
The same is true of the people we meet.
If we are to understand them, we must look beyond their “cover”.
What is really import to them?
What is happening in their lives?
Is there anything that we can do to add value?
We must both ask questions and listen to the answers.
To build connections, open the “book” and engage with curiosity.
I have found there is something to learn from everyone, if I am willing to look for it.
Who knew that books and people had so much in common?
“Never judge someone by the way he looks or a book by the way it’s covered; for inside those tattered pages, there’s a lot to be discovered.” – Steve Cosgroves