Monday, June 16, 2014

Lessons

Due to a misinterpretation on my part, I had a very horrible late night and early morning.  The situation has been resolved.

The following are lessons that I am proud to have learned:

Speak on fact with clarity, but express your feelings without attacking.
Be kind.
Be honest, even when it hurts you.
Allow silence for the dust to settle.  When done right, it creates a safe space for dialogue.
Listen openly.  If you are truly interested in finding a solution, you need to remember that you are not the only person in this story.
Be willing to be the first to apologize or seek compromise.  This builds trust.
Allow yourself to feel crappy.  [Just for a little bit, though.]  Life can suck sometimes and that is a valid response.
When the poopstorm is over, be quick to express your enthusiasm and gratitude and get on with getting on.


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