Have you ever thought, “Man, does anyone today use common sense anymore?” You hear about people on the news, at work or even someone who does something you just find so completely unbelievable!

You see, common sense says, “Hey, not so fast… you’re not perfect, either!” And you know it. It also tells you NO ONE is perfect! Yet, we treat others like they should be. Have you ever abandoned that “common sense” when dealing with someone else: “How could you make that mistake? Why don’t you use some common sense?” You see, every single person faces big-time learning opportunities… including you, and wouldn’t you want others to cut you some slack when you need it? Then maybe it’s time to put this into practice!

So often, you expect other people to be perfect and that’s where a lot of us get tripped up in relationships. You expect them to never mess up or to always know what you’re thinking or how to act. Common sense didn’t tell you to judge others for their mistakes. Common sense should be telling you we all make mistakes.

So why do we get so frustrated when other people mess up? One word: your ego. You’re absolutely sure you know better than them. Everybody has made this mistake; everyone, at some point, thought they knew-it-all or judged others for their mistakes. But ask yourself, what matters most – your success, your relationships or your ego?

The proof is in your results. If your bank account isn’t looking too hot, that’s a pretty good indication your ego is filled to the brim. If your relationships aren’t sizzling, it probably means your ego is sun-bathing on the beach, having a good ol’ time. Do you hear what I’m saying?

If you want to grow, if you want to make more money, if you want to have better relationships, if you want to get promoted – never stop being teachable!

Because the thing is, your common sense will tell you, YOU DON’T KNOW EVERYTHING! As a society, everyone needs to learn to let people off the hook a little more. Because I promise, when you show grace or choose to overlook other’s mistakes, they will be more willing to forgive your mistakes. THAT is good, common sense.

If you are willing to overlook the mistakes of other people, that sets you up for promotion. If you are willing to set aside your ego and admit you also make mistakes and give yourself opportunities to learn new things, that will also set you up for a big promotion. And, not just in your career… but in your life and relationships! Your income is directly linked to your people skills!

Are you ready to cut others a little slack? Let me know in the comments below and remember to Like and Share today’s message on your social media and with your friends, family and coworkers!

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In great faith,

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