You are not better than anyone else, you’re only different. It’s that difference that causes us to be effective and to have influence. However if we arrogantly believe that we’re better and more effective or more influential than others, and for that fact we should be treated differently, we’ve lost the plot and should rethink our approach.
Examples of this behaviour are seen when we’re invited to events and functions, only to find out that the CEO, guest speaker or government official … the so called “guest of honour” has not arrived because something more important came up at the last minute. Well the authentic message is – they think that you’re not important and at least you are having a party at their expense. NO, actually you are having a party at the expense of your time.
Realise that you will never get a second chance to make the right impression. Think carefully as your attitude will always communicate who you authentically are. Your attitude creates your intention, your intention creates the other person’s perception of you, because that is, at that moment in time, the only information they have of you. Here is a bold statement … The other persons perception of you is NEVER wrong.
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