Are They Really Working Against You?
This Week's Simple Tip: I really don't believe that people wake up in the morning thinking "who can I treat poorly" today. Do you remember the I-85 bridge fire in downtown Atlanta that crippled the city for months? Did someone seriously believe the homeless person accused of starting the fire really woke up thinking "I'm taking down this bridge today so I can inconvenience all these commuters for months?"
On a much lesser scale, I was talking to someone today who was complaining that the school principal consistently schedules 8AM mandatory staff meetings. She went on to say how mean and unnecessary it is, because during this online training time, the meeting could be held ANY time during the day, allowing the teachers to sleep in a little later. When I asked if the principal lived alone, I found out that she had young children. I went on to say how challenging it must be right now to try to balance her role as a principal, mother, childcare provider, home-school teacher, household manager, and wife; it's no wonder she chooses 8AM meetings!
This Week's Focus:
This week, remember that the true nature of humans is goodness. When something does not set well with you, make it a point to presume that there is a positive versus negative intention behind the words or actions.
Click on the serenity sticky to print, cut and post on your bathroom mirror to remind you of this week's focus. Good luck!