Running in Place

I experience those days that perhaps I feel that the relationship is not fair and equal. This feeling can deaden a relationship if it carries from day to day. Typically it is something that bothers me but is not noticed or a big deal for the other person. Reflection is so important when we feel as though we have been snubbed. Were you already having a bad day? Was it something that happened but the person that you snapped at actually had nothing to do with it? Or, was it something that the person said or did and it was an agreed upon safe place that was violated? If it was the last one, then think about the long view of the relationship and not the individual incident. Think of the all the faith and trust in the bank and know that this was a withdrawal but it did not change the long balance of the relationship.

Suck it up, put a smile on your face, and greet the person.

If you don’t, you will merely be running in place.

Author: Paul Keefer

Paul Keefer is a leader focusing on maximizing the potential of other people.

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