Thursday, June 4

We Teach Others How to Treat Us

“We have seen that our accusations give those we accuse good reason to do the very thing we are blaming them for. This fact has a most astounding implication: Generally speaking, we share responsibility for the way we are treated. If we want to know what impact we are having on others, we need only to examine their responses to us. I am not speaking about the treatment we receive from someone who appears in our life suddenly, out of the blue, like a criminal burglarizing our house or a tyrant who devastates our lives by oppressive edicts and armed force. I am talking about the treatment we get from people we live or work with day to day. In general, the more closely we are involved with someone, the more the principle applies.”

“To see ourselves, we need only to look at others’ reactions to us.”

A bit of wisdom from Bonds That Make Us Free by the Arbinger Institute.

To lead is to serve,
Coach Carolyn

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