Principles of Great Relationships
Do not do unto others as you expect they should do unto you.
Their tastes may not be the same.
George Bernard Shaw
Certainly, the Golden Rule has value yet Shaw’s quote makes us reflect on the principles of great relationships. The basic principles of great relationships, according to Williams and Thomas, are to remember that people are different, so treat them accordingly. Next, build the esteem of others which motivates them through love, and not fear. Love is far more potent. Third, interact with others with choiceful behavior using the facts before you, and absent habitual reactions of the past. Last, remember that when we like ourselves, we like others, and others like us.
Which principle will you focus on to take your relationship from good to great today?