Successful couples focus on what they will do, not what they won’t do. They reach their goals not simply because of who they are, but more often because of what they do.
In marriage, successful couples are intentional about their relationship, they communicate well and often.
Following on from last weeks blog, successful couples do the following things:
9. They focus on what they will do, not what they won’t do:
If they are trying to improve their focus, then they ensure they fill that space with things relevant. If they are trying to be a better listener with their spouse, they focus on what they will do when their spouse has something to say. If they procrastinate, then they have a plan on how to acknowledge and replace those behaviours.
Successful couples focus on what they will do, not what they won’t do.
Learning to communicate well with each other is not as easy as it sounds, but it can help resolve problems before they start to affect their marriage.
Clearly, success means different things to different people but, if you can identify with some of these things and appreciate that they make a difference to your relationship – you are doing well.
If you see that there is room for improvement, then re-read part 5 but understand that being intentional about your relationship, communicating well and often, requires effort. Identify the mistakes and use them to create positive change.
Start from 1 and get started TODAY. Tune in next week for more interesting tips and ideas.
Source: 1] Halvorson, H.G. (2011). 9 Things Successful People do Differently. Boston, Massachusetts: Harvard Business Review Press.
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