Our view of the world is what we hold to be true. Unfortunately our perceived truths can cause us to be judgmental, jaded, and detached. Over the course of our lives; our perceived truths provide numerous opportunities for us to accumulate a shipyard filled with the carnage from a lifetime of wrecked relationships, friendships, and partnerships.
Simply put, our perceptions can wreak havoc on our relationships.
We certainly have the power to change the trajectory of our relationships by transforming our perceptions. In order to alter our perceptions, we must re-evaluate our behavior and re-asses our commitment to our relationships. We must change our focus from negative to positive and move from blame to ownership. We have to be accountable for our thoughts, words, and actions and stop justifying and making excuses for our destructive relationship conduct.
In order for us to have the relationships we really want, we must stop denying the role we play in contributing to the demise of our relationships and become courageously truthful in acknowledging and accepting responsibility for the state of our relationships. Changing our individual perceptions empowers us to attain the relationship reality we desire.
Here are a 10 attributes/values that we must possess and consistently implement to change our perception of our partners and our relationships.