Today we focus on three words.
HELP ME UNDERSTAND.
This one completely speaks to me and I will TRY to use it in daily conversations.
Before I blow up.
Before I make assumptions.
Before I control the situation.
Before I impose my will on the person.
Before I bite my teeth and then complain to someone behind their back
When faced with a problem that makes me erupt emotionally and mentally I will ask
HELP ME UNDERSTAND
And then listen.
I know that will help me understand the person better
and that person
will feel more important, worthy and confident knowing I took the time to understand.
If we all do that, our team will be much better. And much happier. And much more aligned with each other. Nothing fancy, just impactful.