. Remember Your Past
“I got a fortune cookie that said, ‘To remember is to understand.’ I have never forgotten it. A good judge remembers what it was like to be a lawyer. A good editor remembers being a writer. A good parent remembers what it was like to be a child.”
Author and Journalist
Steven Covey has said seek first to understand, then to be understood. Very sage advice in life. Each person comes to a situation with a different perspective that is at times uniquely different than your own at this time in your life due to perhaps your own growth and change. Remember this- those that you come into contact may not have had the life lessons or the life experiences that you are so fortunate to have at a later time in your life- that is where compassion and empathy play a role. You can have a positive or negative impact on another’s life. Take a moment to understand before you act. The small act may change the outcome for the better in any situation.