Would you rather be right or would you rather be happy? This is one of those inspirational statements that I have read in many places and I didn't really know what it meant. It wasn't till I decide to start deepening my personal relationships that I started to understand this quote on a deeper level. Relationships can go through bitter ego- battles where either party tries to bring the other down where one attacks and the other defends. This rarely gets the relationship anywhere other than either party feeling in pain, belittled or separated. Learning not to engage in these battles can save the relationship from Cold War, feelings of separation and pain. It takes a great deal of strength not to get drawn into these battles but the relationships we have with those we love are well worth the effort.
Criticism breaks down the inner spirit. Praise builds it up. Praise yourself as much as you can. Tell yourself how well you are doing with every little thing.
Life Coach Southampton