In this COMMUNICATES series just know you are the Main Character.
In the COMMUNICATES Happily Ever After, the next component that we’re going to explore is Opinion
If you’re into reading or telling stories you know that the main characters are given different opinions or advice that change depending upon the perspectives of different people as to what the main characters should do to overcome the obstacles that are faced during their journey.
So, what opinions or advice are you given? And do you feel obligated to listen or follow the differing opinions that are shared with you?
What do you do in situations when people say something that is viewed as an opinion or advice that you don’t agree with?
What can you say to those people who are clearly stating an opinion or offering advice, but are treating it as fact which you simply don’t agree with?
Magic phrases that will lead to happily ever after…
Magic phrase: Thank you for sharing your opinion or advice.
Everyone is free to have their opinion and share his or her advice and you can certainly choose to agree or disagree.
By thanking the person you’re certainly not stating that you agree or disagree, you are showing you have good manners and appreciation by thanking the person for taking the time to share that opinion or advice with you.
Who knows if the opinion or advice could have been helpful or not. That’s up to you to choose whether you want to listen and believe and follow the person’s opinion, after all you’re the main character in your story.
As a main character, you get to choose your path and the opinions you want to believe, listen to, and follow that will lead you to your happily ever after.