Use these simple relationship rules to improve your daily interaction with others:
Get Along with Yourself
The one relationship you will have until you die is with yourself. Treat yourself with the respect and love you deserve.
You can’t make another person feel important if you secretly feel that he or she is a nobody. Recognize that everyone has innate value and treat them accordingly.
Make the Effort to Form Relationships
The result of a person who has never served others? Loneliness Chuck Swindoll said, “It’s like they say in the Army, when you dig a foxhole, make enough room for two.” Reach out, make room and enjoy new relationships.
Understand the Reciprocity Rule
What you put into the lives of others comes back into your own. Give generously, love unfailingly and show respect to everyone.
Follow the Golden Rule
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. If every person made more decisions based on the Golden Rule, we would all make more right decisions.
Kindness is more than deeds. It is an attitude, an expression, a look, a touch. It is anything that lifts another person.
Adapted from article written by John Maxwell in SUCCESS Magazine (Aug. 2010)