5 Rules of Relationships

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.

Value People

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.

                                                                                                         Neil Strait

Adapted from article written by John Maxwell in SUCCESS Magazine (Aug. 2010)

About wmarsau

Most of the people who visit this blog already know me so it is kind of pointless to try to describe my life in this short little blurb. What is the purpose of this blog is the question. Over the course of this last year I have been exposed to some amazing people and have made personal development an important focus of my life. Being successful, not by the world's standards, but by God's has become my main focus. Mainly, I want to work to develop myself as a person who is kinder, reaches out to help those in need, and truly makes a difference in this world. To this end I am constantly reading and am exposed to so many differnet things along the way. These have been amazing and it is helping me grow so much. Then I started to think, "Why am I being so selfish?" You need to share with others these amazing things you are learning and being exposed to. That is where this blog comes into play. As I am reading and experiencing things that are truly amazing and life changing, I will be posting them on this blog. Obviously, I will not be able to post everything in it's entirity, but I will be summarizing them and letting you know the source of the article or book they come from so you can check them out later if you wish. I want this blog to be a place where you can go to often and be inspired and leave here with a smile on your face. I will be covering all kinds of different topics dealing with success and personal development. Topics like taking action, relationships, living to your potential, reinventing yourself, finances, leadership, presenting, goal setting, time management, etc. I will also be occasionally including topics on cooking, music, and gardening because they are special interests of mine. As a little disclaimer, I have given my life to the Lord and he is #1 in my life. I am his servant and everything I do in life is for his glory. With that being said, religion influences all areas of my life. There will be references to God in this blog because I can't seperate God from this or any other area of my life. I want you to know that if you do not believe in God, that is fine. That is your choice. This blog is open to anyone who wants to better their life. I will not be trying to influence or pressure anyone into having a relationship with the Lord from this site. Please don't feel uncomfortable. You can just read the portions of the blog that you wish to. I am inviting you to go on a journey with me. We will learn together to be the kind of people we were designed to be. Anyone can make a difference in this world, but it starts%
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1 Response to 5 Rules of Relationships

  1. wmarsau says:

    Whenever I post something that someone else has written, I always put down who it is by and where I got it from. I looked back at the post and noticed that somehow in my haste, I forgot to put it down. Thanks so much for catching this. I have made the correction on my post. I am new to this blogging thing and I am still learning how to use WordPress. I was not trying to steal anyone elses work. Really.

    Isn’t John Maxwell awesome? I checked out your website and there is some really great stuff on there. I will definately start reading your blogs.

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