5 Rules of Relationships

Here are 5 simple relationship rules that will improve your daily interactions with others:


Get Along with Yourself

The one relationship that you know you will have until the day you die is with yourself.  You will spend more time with yourself than anyone else during your life.  This sounds really dumb and obvious, but it is so true.  If we are constantly beating ourselves up, how do we ever expect to find happiness in this life.  Don’t be your own worst enemy.  Treat yourself with the love and respect that you deserve.




Value People

You can’t make another person fell important if you secretly feel that he or she is a nobody.  Every person is unique.  No two are exactly alike.  We all have different things that we excel in.  Recognize that everyone has innate value and treat them accordingly.


Make the Effort to Form Relationships

So what is the result of someone who has never served others?  It is called loneliness.  Chuck Swindoll said, “It’s like they say in the Army, when you dig a foxhole, make enough room for two.”  Relationships are what bring flavor and variety to our lives.  Life is only half lived if you don’t have anyone to share your joys and concerns with.  Your good days and your bad days.  So reach out today nad make room to develop and enjoy new relationships.


Understand the Reciprocity Rule

What you put into the lives of others will come back into your own life.  Some call it karma.  If you do good things towards others, you will get good things back in return.  If you treat people badly, how do you think people will treat you back?  Give generously, love unfailingly and show respect to everyone you interact with.


Follow the Golden Rule

You all know the saying, Do unto others as you would have them do onto you.  If every person would make more decisions based on this simple rule, we would all make better decision.




Adopted from list by John C. Maxwell in Success Magazine, August 2010.


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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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One Response to 5 Rules of Relationships

  1. Rachel says:

    I believe that following the Golden Rule is extremely important. However, I have come to find that many people misquote it. I have heard many say, Do unto others as they do onto you. This is not the same thing. The actual golden rule is basically, turn the other cheek. Where as the misquoted version is, an eye for an eye.
    I think this is one reason why we have trouble in our current society.

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