I believe in the power of communication. When I open the door for discussion with others, situations get resolved much easier.
It is easier to prevent misunderstandings when I allow openness to prevail.
My coworkers and I have a good working relationship. I recognize that mutual respect makes our working relationship prosper. Whenever there are differences of opinion, my approach is always to suggest discussion.
I realize how easy it is for assumptions to damage relationships. Instead of assuming, my approach is to ask questions. I know that I am unable to read the minds of others, so it is best if I ask about whatever I want to know.
Sometimes others say hurtful things when emotions are high. My first instinct is to feel offended. But I remind myself that the other person deserves a chance to explain their view.
I allow some time to pass for the other person to calm down. That is when I make my approach to discuss how I feel about their comments. I know that even if my expressions are brushed aside, it is still my responsibility to forgive.
My arms are always wide open to others. I know it is better for relationships to be healed than be allowed to break down.
Today, I embrace the power of honest communication and my relationships prosper as a result.
- Am I always honest when it comes to expressing my feelings?
- Do I ever feel resentful towards others without giving them the benefit of the doubt?
- Do I encourage my children to talk through situations with each other?