Approaching Others

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Be constructive and gracious

By being constructive, gracious and building empathy you will achieve more success, though it can take a bit longer.

  • Build allies, so that even those who disagree with you or will/can not act, will seek to help you when they can.
  • Build empathy, rather than division.
  • Forgive others mistakes and bias – we all make mistakes sometimes, and pointing out error is less likely to work than pointing out a way to improve.
  • Drivers particularly don’t like when you point out when they’re breaking the law. The only way to really get through is with subtlety or humour – straight out confrontation only seems to make people, all of us, more resolute.