Because I seek solutions that lead to greater understanding and healthier relationships, I focus on attacking the problem, not the person.
I recognize that we are all affected by a multitude of factors, and any number of things could be contributing to the issue at hand.
I am mature enough to set aside any initial hurtful desires so that I can take the time to gain understanding of the issues involved.
I value my relationships for the richness they add to my life. The quality of these relationships greatly enhances my enjoyment of life as well as my productivity.
Quality relationships are carefully crafted over time. Because I want my relationships to be of the highest quality possible, I take the time and make the effort to nurture and develop them, even when it’s difficult.
I recognize thatÂ others have feelings and ideas as valid as my own.
Since I know that life only moves forward, and we cannot turn back the clock, I am careful to speak only words that lead to greater understanding and better relationships.
1. Do I try to understand the factors that may be causing a conflict?
2. Do I take time to consider the impact of my words before I speak them?
3. Which is more important to me: my need to prove myself right or my relationships with people?