Manufacture Your Day by BEING UNDERSTANDING WITH OTHERS
It isn’t always easy to be an understanding human being, especially when people don’t do what you expect them to do. This can be so frustrating and I totally understand.
Of course, people with different opinions and new ways of doing things can be irritating at first but what if being curious and having great conversations could help you bring new solutions to old problems?
Diversity in our organizations is key but the understanding isn’t always there. We make assumptions, take things personally and sometimes we aren’t patient enough to explore where the other person is coming from.
Things are not always as they seem and we have to learn to be more considerate.
One of my readers sent me the following story. I really liked it and that’s why I would like to share it with you. Take a look at the picture above…
“The man doesn’t know that there is a snake underneath.
The woman doesn’t know that there is a stone crushing the man.
The woman thinks: “I am going to fall! and I can’t climb because the snake is going to bite me! Why can’t the man use a little more strength and pull me up!”
The man thinks: “I am in so much pain! Yet I’m still pulling you as much as I can! Why don’t you try and climb a little harder?”
The moral is: You can’t see the pressure the other person is under, and the other person can’t see the pain that you’re in.
This is life, no matter whether it’s with work, family, feelings or friends we should try to understand each other. The fact that we are in the middle of a global pandemic makes all of this even more challenging.
I encourage you to be more mindful, consider a different perspective and learn to communicate better.
A little thought and patience go a long way.”
I hope this story made you think. It is true, we don’t always know what people are going through.
Food for Thought:
Every person deals with something. What if all of us could work on becoming a little bit more tolerant?
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