One of the deepest needs in every human being is to be accepted – just as we are, warts and all. In fact, many people will do almost anything … just to be accepted by others.
If you want to enhance your own relationships, why not give others the gift of acceptance. Choose to value and respect them – just as they are.
You know, subconsciously, we tend to have a rating scale for people and we treat them based on the value we place on them. If we’re walking down the hallway and someone who we think is a #10 comes along, we say, “Hi, how you going, good to see you!” If we meet someone who we think is a #2, we just say, “Hey …” If we see someone who is a -4 … we walk the other way!
We treat people based on the value we place on them.
What if you started seeing everyone as a #10 and then started treating them that way? What a difference that could make in your relationships.
Genuine acceptance is often a catalyst to lasting change.
Acceptance doesn’t necessarily mean approval … but it is a choice to value and respect people, no matter what.
You can watch a video of this episode on the Soul Food with Mark Conner YouTube channel.