Always do your best………..and treat people well. Your ego may tell you that all people will respond well to the same treatment, that what you need and want is what they need and want. This is not so, we are all individuals and to really know someone, to understand them at their core, we must seek to know the unique person that lies within. Too often we just skim the surface of our knowing, we behave superficially, and we never make that human connection that allows us to truly understand another person and treat them accordingly.
Fifty years from now it will not matter what your bank account was, what kind of car you drove, or what home you lived in. It will matter how you treated people, your legacy will be written by the choices you make today and with the recognition that you do indeed have dominion over all things. Nailing this early on will make life much sweeter, as doing so can yield so much. A new perspective, an admission, a realization of truth, however painful changes everything. The connecting with another soul in friendship, in work, and play is the best way to live your power……and what an example you will make for those around you as they observe and learn to live theirs.
Stephen R. Covey said “The golden rule says to Do unto others as you would have others do unto you…….while on the surface that could mean to do for them what you would like to have done for you. I think the more essential meaning is to understand them deeply as individuals, the way you would want to be understood, and then to treat them in terms of that understanding. The more deeply you understand other people, the more you will appreciate them, the more reverent you will feel about them. To touch the soul of another human being is to walk on holy ground.”