The Golden Rule from Be a People Person, John Maxwell, edited

 What’s the key to relating others? It’s putting yourself in someone else’s place instead of putting them in their place.

 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you,
do ye even so to them…Matthew 7:12

In this brief command, Christ taught us a couple of things…
We need to decide how we want to be treated.
Then we need to begin treating others in that manner.

You want others to

  • Encourage
  • Appreciate
  • Forgive
  • Listen
  • Understand

 As we think about these qualities, consider how they apply to your lives. Perhaps this short course in human relations can help each of us develop qualities that we admire in others:

           The least important word:
                   I (gets the least amount done)
          The most important word:
                   We (gets the most amount done)—relationships
          The two most important words:
                   Thank you—appreciation
          The three most important words:
                   All is forgiven—forgiveness
          The four most important words:
                   What is your opinion—listening
          The five most important words:
                   You did a good job—encouragement
          The six most important words:
                   I want to know you better—understanding

In life, you are either going to see people as your adversaries or as your assets.

If they are adversaries, you will be continually sparring with them, trying to defend your position.

If you see people as assets, you will help them see their potential, and you will become allies in making the most of each other.

 …“WE” really is the most important word in the English language.

 Beloved, thou doest faithfully whatsoever thou doest  to the brethren, and to strangers;  III John 5

 Trust God for your day…Today