“Life is an echo, what you send out comes back” Chinese Proverb.
The 100/0 Principle allows you to take responsibility for your relationships without
being weighed down by unrealistic expectations.
Having realistic expectations of others involves realizing that we’re all less than perfect.
Each of us must determine the relationships to which this principle should apply.
For most of us,it applies to work associates, customers, suppliers, family and friends.
“Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter
a relationship in order to get something.
They’re trying to find someone who’s going to
make them feel good.”
The 100/0 Principle reminds us of how immersed we are in all the relationships that surround us,
confound us,and sometimes lead to our defeat.
I ask, would you rather be right, or would you rather be happy and effective?
Know that you always have a choice of how you will respond in a conversation,read the following guidelines for
living and breathing the 100/0 PRINCIPLE in your relationships.
The following are four guidelines to great relationships from the 100/0 Principle by Al Ritter.
1. Demonstrate respect and kindness to the other person, whether he or she deserve it or not.
2. Do not expect anything in return. Zero, zip, nada.
3. Do not let anything the other person says or does (no matter how annoying) to affect you.
(In other words do not take the bait.)
4. Be persistent with your graciousness and kindness. Often we give up too soon especially
when others don’t respond in kind. Remember to expect nothing in return.
I am reminded as I am writing today what my younger and very intelligent sister Rita has stated the following,
” Pat, folks can’t give you what they don’t have!”
Here’s to creating great relationships…