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