Communication and Respect
The walls of success are plumb and square because of a clear definition of ourselves and an understanding of others.
Until we clearly define and communicate what we want for the present and future, it is futile and, even, dangerous to pursue long-term relationships. Our individual commitment to a course of action is necessary before others can offer to help.
Definitive expectations allow another individual to make a judgment for themselves if they are able and willing to be a complement. We each have the right to say no to anyone, anytime, anyplace — and, for any reason.
Respect is only possible with clearly defined boundaries. The sovereignty of a country is defined by its border. As individuals, we are citizens of one.
Self-respect is everything that goes on within our boundaries. Respect for others occurs at the border and according to mutually acceptable customs.
Profitable interactions occur through doors of opportunity that swing on the hinges of “No, thanks.” and “Yes, please!”