telling people what they think

I was quite surprised by the New Hampshire Primaries last night.  Two underdogs came out the winners. Clinton instead of losing by 10 like some polls showed actually came out ahead by 3 percent.  Pretty incredible.  It’s funny how the media tends to pick a front-runner and tell everyone they are the front-runner, but then wham-o the people tell them something else. 

The lesson to learn from all of this is that you can’t tell people what they think.   This applies to everything in life not just politics.  Instead of telling people what they think, tell them what you think (be honest), but most importantly listen to what they think, and then talk about what they think.

I am finding more and more that people will listen to what I think as long as I am willing to listen to what they think first. 

when we preach are we talking about what people think about?