All relations require boldness. A friend may be hurting, but you see no evidence. A business client may need something, but you see no evidence. In this, you hear a calm voice telling you, “Suggest,” or, “Wait,” or, “Patience.” The voice isn’t lying, but believing requires confidence.
When in need, we don’t send honest signals. Sad people look angry. Lonely people look arrogant. Arrogant people seem humble. Confused people act bossy. Insecure people perform like rock stars; many are.
It takes blind trust to see the evidence, perhaps a little experience can help us be certain. Confidence opens up hope.