An unconventional Thanksgiving message about gratitude and confrontation in relationships.
When you see the subject line, you might think...
He's going to talk about being grateful for everything.
Blah, blah, blah...
This isn't your typical Thanksgiving message.
It's about having an attitude of gratitude with confrontation in your relationships.
When a person yells at you about something that went wrong, don't blame someone else or say, "I'm sorry."
Respond with..."Thank You!"
Being accused of something isn't a pleasant experience.
Most of us react by defending ourselves, pointing our finger at another person, or profusely apologizing.
None of these responses are adequate.
If you say...
"Thank you. I appreciate you bringing this to my attention. Now that I know about it, I can fix it right away."
"Thank you for making me aware of this. Could you please tell me how this happened? I want to make this right with the best solution."
Your words will clearly state an implied apology and a desire to take action.
You also convey a ton of confidence because you're expressing an attitude of optimistic resolution.
"I'm sorry" is a state of being.
If you affirm this often, you become it, and it doesn't articulate engagement.
"Thank you" shows acceptance, and you communicate you're willing to do something about it.
A negative situation has transformed into a positive one in about 10 seconds.
The results will...
Amaze you, lead quickly to the truth, make you a better person, and gain tremendous respect from others.