That which stops growing starts dying. Enough with the #tbt - let your ambition have the best of you, not your yearning for the past glory days. Your best days can be ahead of you instead of behind you.
While a healthy relationship is fair, in the moment of conflict, the leader in the relationship simply cannot expect to be treated fairly but be willing to step up as the peacemaker, understanding that the health of the relationship is more important than the ego of their own heart or head. Let me explain. Listen now!
You need thicker skin to survive the thorny bush that is social existence. Owning the reality that no one owes you anything, that no one is obligated to be good will set you free to be good for yourself and protect your own soul. Hit play and listen!
We talk a lot about what actions can do to build or damage a relationship. But it is inaction - the lack of action - that does more to damage a relationship often times. Here's why and how you can improve on this.
We miss so many opportunities to strengthen the bond between each other when we face negative circumstances or difficult situations. We squander those opportunities by choosing to complain instead of having constructive conversations, turning a negative into a beautiful relationship-building moment. Listen now for a key approach.
The closer you get to someone, the more it matters for you to genuinely care for them. Those closer to you values the energy and effort that you put into really understanding them. Genuine care and compassion comes from a place of empathy. Just acting like you care is more about yourself (self-righteousness or pride) - doing it only because you want to be able to say you were good or right. But actually digging in and spend the energy to feel with someone - that is what is truly good for your relationship. To have a mature relationship, we must act mature by making this important distinction between acting versus being caring.
What do you do when someone hurts you and has no remorse? You take your power back. Check your heart to make sure you're right. Then, use indifference as your tool to regain your power. Don't underestimate your ability to not care.
If we are too quick to medicate ourselves with "feel good" motivational talks, we might miss out on an opportunity to grow in a moment of personal challenge. Becoming better sometimes mean delaying feeling better so you can push yourself to change out of personal conviction.