Thursday, August 6, 2015
Perspectives of others
If you fail to consider the perspectives of others, you’re cheating yourself. True understanding brings great value to everyone involved.
You cannot know everything about how it feels to be someone else. However, you can make a great deal of progress in that direction.
Always remember that each other person you encounter has a whole different life history than you. Instead of making assumptions, ask questions and offer respectful explanations.
Good communication will often make the difference between success and failure. Good communication requires understanding and empathy.
You have a valuable perspective, but it’s certainly not the only one. Life’s richness comes from its diversity, and you can add real richness to your own life by acknowledging and embracing that diversity.
Seek to relate with people on their terms. The relationships you forge will be rewarding indeed.
Ralph MarstonWhat purpose does it serve? Treasure whatever you have
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