What effect does your present relationship have on your success story? No relationship leaves you the same way: it builds you up or destroys you, determines your failure or success in life. Therefore, it is very vital that you know how to build quality relationship. This article aims to equip you with basic but adequate knowledge on how to do just that.
Through skillful and godly Wisdom is a house (a life, a home, a family) built, and by understanding it is established [on a sound and good foundation], and by knowledge shall its chambers [of every area] be filled with all precious and pleasant riches. – Proverb 24 (AMP)
A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it! – Proverbs 15:1, 23 (KJV)
Every success story starts with a relationship. You need people to be successful in life. The key to your success or failure is your ability to build and maintain quality relationship in all areas of your life. However, a word of caution here: no two persons are the same, everyone is unique. Therefore, it is important that you relate to individuals according to your knowledge of them.
How to build relationship of great quality
1. Have a relationship with God
First and foremost, build a relationship with God. How you relate with God determines how you will relate with your fellow human beings. A close walk with God builds you to be like Him: to think, talk and act like Him. A relationship with God is the foundation for any success story. Remember, God is the God of success. This outstanding world we are in is a proof of that.
2. Have an understanding Attitude
There is nobody you cannot relate with. All you need is an understanding attitude. It will help you to avoid any misunderstanding. A good picture of the person you are relating with will determine what you say, when and how you say a thing. Also, it will determine how you act before the person. Every relationship is to benefit everyone involved.
3. Be rational
Emotion, though important to relationships, needs to be balanced with reason. Too much emotion can distort your judgement and consequently your success story. When you balance emotion with reason, you tend to make fewer mistakes in life.
4. Acquire good communication skills
Communication is the bed-rock of any relationship. Where there is no effective communication, there will be no quality relationship. Develop good communication skills, most especially listening skills. In order to build relationship that will enhance success, you need to learn how to pass across information, feelings, etc effectively to another person. Let the person get the message as you do.
5. Be reliable
A strong relationship is characterized by reliability on the part of everyone involved. Be wholly trustworthy, predictable, honest, clear and reliable, but not naive.
6. Employ the power of influence
The power of influence is more effective and impactful than that of dictatorship. Watch your words. Don’t be coercive or forceful in your approach. Rather, be persuasive and likewise open to persuasion.
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