Respecting or Judging?
I was reading one of my favorite sites this morning, The Simple Dollar and Trent shared some thoughts that have made his life better and they make a lot of sense to me. One that really stood out was this:
“Whenever I meet someone, I have a choice. I can either respect them and get along with them, or I can judge them. One route leads to good relations. The other route leads to failure.”
We are faced with all kinds of choices daily and that being so, I’m not sure we give enough notice to relational choices we make every day. I know several people who wonder why they keep failing, why the don’t have or keep many friends and are utterly dissatisfied with life.
When you think about it, if you aren’t choosing to respect someone, you are judging them. You are deciding they don’t deserve or haven’t earned respect, hence judging them.
Do you often ask yourself:
- Why the world is so unfair?
- Why you always get the short end of the stick?
- Why it is hard to meet quality people?
- Are there any quality people to meet?
- What is happening to the world?
If this is you, consider the way you interact with people and the choices you make every time you meet someone.
Good, respectful, positive choices lead to success and happiness.
Try it if you don’t believe me.