The 11 Commandments of a Good Friend

1. Truly want the best for your friend; for him or her always to succeed. Treat him or her that way. In other words, follow the Golden Rule with friendships. 2. Be accepting. 3. Be present with friends. 4. Take equal responsibility for maintaining the relationship. 5....

Relationships with Others

Relationships with others begins in the mirror. Many years ago Paul Simon wrote the classic song “I Am a Rock.” “I am a rock; I am an Island. And a rock feels no pain, and an island never cries.” Despite Mr. Simon’s wishful thinking, few of us live on an island. And...

ACCEPTING YOUR PRESENT CIRCUMSTANCES IS ONLY ACCEPTING REALITY

Accepting your present circumstances is only accepting reality. Every time you get angry with yourself for not performing better than you do, you undermine your growth. You are telling yourself that you are not OK, not good enough. This hurts your credibility with...