Relationships by the Books
“No man is an Island” kind of says it all. We are all individuals, but we live in a world filled with people. As we strive to describe our world, explain our world, predict our world and control our world, we have to come in contact with people. And to be successful and achieve the life we want, we will probably have to interact with people.
Some of us are blessed to be simply charming and the life of the party. Some people can glide through life building relationships that are rewarding. And then there are some of us (me included) that have to work at building relationships that get us through everyday life.
There can be many reasons for our inability to build relationships. These reasons may include lack of appropriate and positive role models, people being too focused on themselves, personality characteristics, and sometimes the pain we have experienced throughout our lives.
These blogs are going to describe principles of building and maintaining good and healthy relationships. I emphasize the word principles. See, principles work all the time. Count on them. Set your watch to them. Don’t debate the principles. You can debate the methods, but not the principles.
If you pay attention to your children, they always want to debate the principles. They do not want to believe they always work. That is why parents need to stick to their guns until their children learn the principles and live their life by them.
Some of us have natural ability to build and maintain healthy and rewarding relationships. Some of don’t. So the purpose of these blogs is to search out relationship principles and point them out to you. It will be up to you to either use them or not. Just remember, I am warning you that these are principles that have been studied for a long time.
The first twenty five principles will be from John Maxwell’s book, “Winning with People.” So, off we go into a new journey. Have fun reading and I hope it brings some inspiration and light into your life.