4 RULES FOR GETTING ALONG WITH OTHERS
RULE 1: BE YOURSELF WITH PEOPLE.
As much as you find it hard to comprehend, people prefer you being you, being real and genuine when you are with them. Being you brings loyalty and genuine love with the people around you. People prefer to be with people that are sincere about themselves because this enables them to know what to trust you with and what not to trust you with thereby avoiding them being hurt. it is better to avoid relationships where being you is not appreciated than hiding your true self just to please people that would not appreciate your real you. Avoid hypocrisy, it kills relationship.
RULE 2: SHOW GENUINE CARE.
People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care was the parting word a friend of mine gave me. People that are good at getting along with people are those that treat people around them like blood brothers and sisters. Do you care about the people around you? Do you notice when they are in distress and discomfort? Do you care if their family is ok? Do you ask about their welfare? Make someone happy today, ask about their welfare and their progress at their workplace and with their plans and you would be sure to build a genuine relationship. Remember that in practising this, you must do it with a genuine heart.
RULE 3: HAVE A LARGE HEART.
The greatest of leaders are known for something, they have a large heart. People would hurt you, people would betray you, people would mouth wash you, people would back stab you, people would ditch you, but my question for you is when they do this how do you respond? Are you the kind of person that believes in repaying evil for evil deeds; are you the kind of person that would never feel comfortable until you revenge on someone that hurts you? Getting along with others requires that you put on a smiling face with a large heart that forgives easily when people hurt you. Two negatives would never bring a positive, but would rather instil more hatred which is not necessary. People respect people that have large hearts therefore making them get along easily.
RULE 4: BE HUMBLE
From my experience in life, I have been made to realise that proud people use their pride to block people from getting along with them. A proud man never comes down to the level of people around him because in his little mind he believes he is bigger and better than those around him. Little wonder why he is not corrected when he makes mistakes and people around him don’t care when he is in danger or in trouble. Humble people treat people with respect so they get along with them, they don’t look down on people so they are always appreciated by people around them. Learn to stay humble or watch your relationship with people stumble.