Golden Rules

I am lucky to have known golden people. These are those remarkable folks who make your world better just by knowing you. I don’t know if it is cariama or a gifted spirit but every interaction with such people just seems to make life bigger. I developed a set of rules based on the habits of such people always seem to practice in their interactions with others. I call these the Golden Rules. While I am not much of a rule follower, I keep trying to keep these:

 
Rule 1
Be generous. In every interaction, create something new by giving something that exceeds what you receive.

 
Rule 2
Be thankful. Remind yourself to be grateful for what and who you have.

 
Rule 3
Be conscious. Ask unexpected questions that derails automatic talk and thinking.

Rule 4
Be patient. In conflict, be calm and assertive but never angry. Try and understand what is the real pain behind the argument.

 
Rule 5
Be funny. Try and find the unexpected connection or similarity between two seemingly unrelated ideas.

 
Rule 6
Listen. Take the extra beat to hear what the other person is trying to say.

 

Posted October 31st, 2011 in Uncategorized.