Last week I heard about a study that was done on driving behaviour. Basically they found that the way you drive influences the drivers around you. So if you’re courteous and considerate then other drivers will be too. If you’re full of rage and closing gaps so people can’t get in then that will be done to you too.
This got me thinking….. what if the rest of life was the same? What if how you ‘drove’ through life got you similar reactions from other people?
I kinda know this does happen anyway. But it did get me thinking about how we could really use it to our advantage.
Spend some time thinking about how you would like to be treated for the day. Are you feeling in need of some compassion? Some privacy? Some respect?
Whatever it is you need, see if you can approach your day with the idea that you will treat people with compassion, privacy or respect. Chances are you will get exactly what you need.
Try it and let me know if it works for you.