Don’t lecture us, remind us. The lectures just annoy. We’ve heard them so many times. Another one doesn’t help. But please remind me. Gently, if possible (I’m sensitive about my shortcomings). But I need that; I even want it.
Reminders help me get on track. I’m off-track pretty often. Those gentle reminders help. But please drop the lectures. They’re sanctimonious. You’re not my parent. I’m not your child. So, please don’t lecture me, remind me.
Don’t tell me, ask me. I can always use your help. If you want to suggest something, why not ask me if I want it? Without a lecture. And when you do, you’ll find, you won’t lose your message in your medium.