Enhance your personal development skills by improving your relationships in all areas of your life. Most people have an oppinion on most subjects and that gives massive scope for potential disagreements. The trick to dealing with people, be it family members, work colleagues or friends, is to avoid these disagreements at all costs. Arguments can be damaging and no-one really wins them, not in the long run. Let someone else shout the odds and cause a scene. I'm not advocating submissive behaviour by any means, it's just wiser to box clever, that's all.

"My toughest fight was my first wife." Muhammad Ali.

"My mother used to say there are no strangers, only friends you haven't met yet. She's now in a maximum security twighlight home in Australia." Dame Edna Everage.


Wether we like it or not we are all reliant, at least to some extent, on other people. It's human nature to be selfish, it's part of our survival instinct. However if we pause for just a moment it becomes apparant that if we can get other people on our side then we greatly increase our own chances of success.

I'm not talking about manipulation either, most people in today's society are at least a little streetwise and will soon realise if you are trying to put one over on them. Even if you do succeed by this method, your success will probably be shortlived and detrimental for your personal development. Once we accept that other people are important to us we can then start to figure out how to influence them. As I've said many times before. Fundamentally, we all want the same things. So it stands to reason then, the best way to discover what someonelse wants is to ask yourself what you would want, if you were in a similar situation. Of course, I'm talking about the kingpin of personal development, EMPATHY. Study it, learn it, meditate on it. If you can master it, you'll've mastered your life.

Love Knows No Boundaries


Apart from your children, your partner should be the most important person in your life, if they're not then your with the wrong person. However we are all guilty of complacency in our relationships from time to time. Therefor it's vital for the wellbeing of any marriage or serious relationship that both people make an effort to keep it fresh and alive. The more you put into something the more you'll get out of it and often it doesn't take a great deal of effort to achieve the desired result.

Unfortunately, at the moment I have not enough time to deal with the topic of forgiveness in it's entirety. So, I Will cover it in the relationships section, at a later date. For now though, I'll offer you a couple of thoughts on forgiveness and politeness from Josh Billings. The nineteenth century author and humorist:-

Personal development skills quote: "There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness."

Personal development skills quote: "One of the greatest victories you can gain over someone is to beat them at politeness."

Josh Billings. Pen name of Henry Wheeler-Shaw. (1818-1885)

Good luck with your personal development plan.

Regards Andy.

Forgiveness Is Just As important For The Giver As It Is For The Recipient.

Steve Pavlina: Personal Development Skills. Personal Development Homepage.

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