Sometimes it helps to act out the way you want to be in the future. This is an example of the practice, practice, practice rule. Consistency really does pay in the end. If you are kind to those who are cruel to you even though it is difficult to be kind and continue to be kind over and over eventually you will be “kind” which is the whole duty of man.

Making changes takes time but if we begin to act the way we want to be then eventually that is just what we will be in the future. This can be used in relationships and in habits and also in goal setting and accomplishment of those goals.

Consistent encouragement of others, seeing the good in them, and confirming their worth via intentional listening can reap relationship dividends. Because in the end it is all about finding God, finding others, and finding yourself.