Developing the Courage to Be ImperfectWritten by Etienne A. Gibbs, MSW, Management Consultant and Trainer
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You may be feeling insecure and unsure of your next move. You might have been trying your best to change. Or, you might not have seen any significant changes in your behavior or in your thinking since you started your earnest efforts.
Don't give up! Don't worry! Positive change, like anything else, takes time and practice. In meanwhile, I encourage you to develop courage to be imperfect. With this ever-increasing courage, you'll be in a better position to focus your energies on your present that you can influence rather than worry about your past that you cannot change nor your future that you cannot control.
To help you get on your way, here is a list of items to consider:
· Human perfection is impossible; pursuit of it is not.
Twelve Principles for Developing Positive RelationshipsWritten by Etienne A. Gibbs, MSW
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Establishing meaningful, loving, supportive, and cooperative relationships is not difficult to do. Like anything else worthwhile, it warrants our attention to details, mainly our concern for our colleagues.
To set you on right road of redefining your relationships, in helping you to make yours more positive, here are 12 principles of human behavior to consider:
1. Building positive relationships is like building a house; it takes time and patience.
2. Applying Christian principle of agape, brotherly love, allows others to become more responsible and more capable.
3. Because agape is based on equality and mutual respect, it permits people to make choices.
4. Every human behavior has a social purpose. When people misbehave, they do so because they are pursuing their goal of attention, revenge, power, or manipulation.