Remember Their Good Days, Not Their Bad Ones

We all have good days and bad days. I don’t know about you, but I’d like to be remembered for my good ones. And I can only ask to be forgiven for my bad ones. Fuller Theological Seminary Professor David Augsburger observes, “Since nothing we intend is ever faultless, and nothing we achieve without some measure of finitude and fallibility we call humanness, we are saved by forgiveness.” If you desire to mine the gold of good intentions in others, then forgiveness is essential. And it’s rarely a one-time thing. Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was right when he said, “Forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a permanent attitude.”

And remember, it is with the attitude with which you judge others that you will also be judged. If you mine the gold of good intentions in your relationship with others, then people will more likely do the same for you.

—25 Ways to Win with People – John Maxwell

POSSESS AN ATTITUDE OF FORGIVENESS TODAY AS YOU WORK WITH OTHERS.

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