Creating Positive Relationships
Creating positive relationships takes work, but like any skill, we can learn how to build these relationships by considering useful techniques and then making a decision to apply them. While we often think of communication as a coding and decoding process, we can also consider how communication is also a process of constructing meaning out of messages.
In this lesson, we will look at ten quick things that you can do to help develop positive relationships. You will have an opportunity to evaluate what you are doing now and what you might want to work on. We’ll also talk about the power of words to build you up.
Ten Quick Wins
None of these techniques are rocket science, but our ability to apply them sometimes slips away from us.
The Power of Words
Words are the building blocks of good communication, but from them, we still have to build meaning. Throughout our lives, we can challenge ourselves with learning new and better ways and words with which to enhance our communication with others.
Words are very important in our efforts to communicate with others.
Use the space below to replace some common self-defeating talk with uplifting words.
|Self-Defeating Talk||Uplifting Talk|
|There is nothing we can do.||They won’t allow that.||I can’t…||I must…|