Somewhere out there you’ve been told a lie. It’s made you believe that if you really love someone or care about them, you can’t tell them the truth. Wrong.
When you love someone and care about their success, you will tell them the truth even if it hurts a little.
When you care about someone, you will bring to their attention things that are keeping them from growing. This actually proves that you do care about them and that you do want them to succeed. When you keep your mouth shut, even though you see a growth opportunity in someone else, it actually communicates that you don’t care.
What matters in this process is the love part. As long as the emphasis is on your genuine desire to see the person win, most people will receive the truth in love. The adage is true, “People don’t care how much you know unless they know how much you care.”