Some Important Rules About Relationships …


Helping OthersSome observations about relationships …

In the best marriages, someone wins and someone loses …

In the best collaborations, someone gives and someone takes …

In the best partnerships, someone is weak and someone is strong …

 

Successful people understand that relationships are not always equal.  One person gives more than the other, one person has strengths that the other lacks, somebody has to be front at any given time, while another trails behind.  This is simply the way things work.

However, successful people also clearly realize one more important thing about all this:

At any given time, you can be the “Strong One” or the “Other One … and this will always change over time.

Instead of assuming that whatever role you enjoy at the moment is your permanent status, internalize the reality that positions, roles, and contributions can and do change.  Shift happens, as they say … healthy personal and business relationships are fluid in terms of power and roles.   “You complete me” is more than just a cute tag line from an entertaining little film … it’s a description of a solid relationship.

Good leaders are good followers … it’s all in knowing which to do when … 

Besides, always being the one in front is exhausting.

Taking a turn when it makes sense and letting others when that makes sense in the Heartland ….

John

 

 

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