Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Almost Everyone Deserves A Second Chance

In the course of our busy lives many people make negative snap judgments about others. We pre-qualify them based on a quick scan of what we see on the outside or make a character call on one isolated incident. We rarely have time to go deep with the people who are on the fringes of our lives, and thus we jump to conclusions often too quickly.

Take a moment and look at your family members, co-workers, clients, prospects, friends, competitors, neighbors, etc... and identify the people whom you have put into that place on the "dark side" of judgment. Do the people to whom you turn up your nose really deserve the bad mojo you think you feel?

Sure, some folks are bad eggs. But my experience has proven to me that most people I know have a good heart and they want to do the right things,.... even those who, for whatever reason, have left a sour impression.

Take the time to clean the slate. Reach out to people whom you have negatively judged and give them another chance. You might be surprised to find delightful souls who will touch your life for the better.

Of course, some of them will drop more darkness on your world -- but then you will know for sure it is their petty nature at play and not you just your over active imagination that has labeled them a jerk.

Have A Great Day.


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