What is one of the most frustrating situations in our personal and professional lives? What experience can lead us into days of anger and despair at home and at work? What is one area that seems most difficult to address and resolve?
It is our relationship with others.
The behaviors and attitudes of others can confound us. We may spend many hours thinking about and discussing with others the motives of those around us who seem to think and behave in ways that make no sense to us.
As we attempt to understand them, it is tempting to give up and emotionally retreat in an effort to reduce the level of frustration that we feel. While this provides temporary relief, it is not the answer.
What can we do to change others? The simple, but complex, answer is that we can’t.
But when WE change, we may well see the desired change in others. In other words, we must become the change that we wish to see. We must work on improving our human relations behavioral skills.
A Brief Course In Human Relations
The SIX most important words:
“I admit I made a mistake.”
The FIVE most important words:
“You did a good job.”
The FOUR most important words:
“What is your opinion?”
The THREE most important words:
“If you please.”
The TWO most important words:
The ONE MOST important word:
The LEAST important word:
– Author Unknown
Affirmation for the Week:
“I model the behaviors that I wish to see in others, and I do so with the understanding that change must begin with me.”
Have a thoughtful and insightful week!
Mary “Motivator” Rau-Foster