The Importance of Relationships

The foundations of success in everything we do is based on the relationships we have with other people. Good relationships are essential for a business and for any situations in our lives to thrive and be successful.

Creating trust with the people around us forms a strong bond. People know that they can use our products, take advice from us and that we will be able to help solve any problems that arise. Through this we will receive loyalty in return and people will talk fondly of us wanting to do business with us and wanting to be around us. Trust provides customers with a good customer service. Trust is also essential for successful friendships.

In business, promoting ourselves is very important so people know who we are so they can access our goods and services. This can be done in many ways such as word of mouth, business cards and social media. The more we promote ourselves, the more people will become familiar with us and will want to create a relationship with us.

Being grateful and having the right mindset will keep us motivated. This will also be reflected on our relationships with others and the world will not seem such a bad place. Having a happy outlook will please the people we come into contact with. Enjoy being around our customers and workers as the relationship is based on that we have a service to offer them as well as having a goal in common. Feeling gratitude for people makes us appreciate the relationships we have.

Cutting out gossip reduces divisions between people and when people gossip we are not always providing the correct information. We have a better understanding of each other through communication. Through good relationships, people will become more motivated and as a result higher productivity will be achieved. When we support each other we win. We get more done, we are able to solve problems, we are happier and have good memories which is altogether better for our mental health.

Having good relationships with others makes daily life and the work environment so much more rewarding.

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Thinking For Ourselves

In my opinion, thinking for ourselves is a valuable asset to carry us through life.

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Not following the crowd gives us the chance to grow in our own way. We are more likely to become the people we really want to be or are destined to be. Following the crowd is stressful and often leads to disappointment as we are not really living our lives for ourselves but for other people.

We can never be sure that we are being provided with the correct information. Stories can turn into Chinese whispers and the information we are given gets distorted through misunderstanding or being altered whether intentional or not.

A very good reason for learning to think for ourselves is we are less likely to be vulnerable to manipulation. Our thoughts, opinions and feelings towards a particular subject cannot be influenced or exploited which can affect enjoyment, choices and opportunities in our life. If we want to learn, we need to learn from valuable and trusted sources.

We have to ask ourselves questions. Think why we want to do something or why we have a particular opinion. Weighing up the benefits and pitfalls so we can come to our own conclusions will give us the most accurate result. We have a habit of being buyest to our own opinions because it benefits us or makes us feel safe, but it does not necessarily mean that it is the best choice, so we need to be aware of this. We can often feel uneasy disagreeing with others and fear that we will be rejected, but if people do not support our opinions there is nothing we can do, at least we have been true to ourselves. However, they might also feel a great amount of respect us for giving our own opinion.

Expressing our own opinions does not need to be done in a hostile way. We only need to state our opinion and we can give an explanation why. If we use this method when deciding on anything in our life, we will find that we have made the right choice with the right evidence. We will not always be right, but we will have made a correct evaluation before taking the next step.

We must always be ourselves. It takes a great amount of bravery to do this, we live in a very judgmental world. We need to find our focus, know our boundaries and be the people we want to be. This way we will feel altogether happier and more satisfied throughout life.

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