Building healthy relationships is not an obligation. Single serve makes you happy now. Change is difficult and hard work. The status quo is easier. Taking them for what they can afford, and get rich quick.
This is failure.
- Communicate openly and effectively.
- Be who you are.
- Celebrate them being them.
- Deserve and give respect.
- Connect, don't expect.
- Keep confidences.
- Expect better.
- Listen completely and properly.
- Ask for feedback.
- Respond to concerns.
- Keep promises.
- Apologise when appropriate.
- Don't hide.
Everyone. Not just the good ones. Everyone.
Long term relationships are the only ones with value. Your value to the world is the change you bring. What you bring to others is how they value you.
But don't do this for those that respect you. Do this for everyone.
Those that you benefit may be there when you retire, but the list of those that you love, just for being them... THIS is success.