Core Principle 10 - Kindness and Compassion
One of the by-products of my corporate career was that I believed that pretty much everyone had some sort of ulterior motive - there were very few people I truly trusted, and I was constantly examining all of the angles and preparing myself for the worst.
It was exhausting.
What I have come to learn, partly as a result of my coaching training, and partly as a result of a deliberate attempt to trust everyone at face value, is that the vast majority of people are good, and are just trying to make their own way in this challenging world, the best way they know how.
And when you approach everyone with kindness and compassion, you’re usually rewarded with just the same in return...