by James M. Haden (Author)
Relationships are vital to our success and are more fulfilling when we each contribute; using our strengths to complement and build up rather than trample, manipulate, exploit, and criticize. Relationships are too important to ignore and require maintenance similar to our homes and automobiles. We mustn’t wait for a complete breakdown, then rush in with emergency equipment attempting to repair the damage that may not be repairable. Our relationships and thus our effectiveness suffer when we fail to utilize our strengths to continuously nurture our loved ones, but instead dwell on our weaknesses, and the shortcomings of others, neglecting those we love the most.