- “It is well to remember that the entire population of the universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others.” _Andrew J. Holmes
One of the most counter-intuitive and difficult disciplines of life is to put yourself in the other person’s shoes before acting.
However, it is also one of the most rewarding practices.
Putting yourself in the other person’s shoes doesn’t mean you will necessarily change what you do or say, but it almost certainly will change the way you do something or how you say it.
Your cause may be righteous; you task noble; but it you approach life like a bull in a china shop, taking no thought or consideration for the other person, the collateral damage will eat up all your profit.
The ONE THING for today: Before taking an action, ask yourself, “How will this affect the other person?”
Proverbs 25:15 (NLT)
Patience can persuade a prince, and soft speech can break bones.