PRIDE versus HUMILITY
I AM IMPORTANT
I am to be treated with respect, but you may be overlooked.
My wishes are to be acted upon immediately, others can wait.
I am not to be interrupted, but I may interrupt others.
My opinion is valuable, others are of little worth.
I am allowed to voice my disapproval, others must not disapprove of me.
I am allowed to be impatient with others, they cannot be impatient with me.
I deserve the best, others will take what is left.
My will is not to be crossed, but the will of others must yield.
I have the right to react any way I want to without needing to explain myself or justify my actions, but others have to account to me for their actions and reactions as and when I call them to.
WHAT I AM DOING IS IMPORTANT
I must focus on what I am doing, even if that means others are ignored.
My needs must be attended to, even if that means others must wait.
I am allowed to resent and react to interruptions, but others must allow me to interrupt them whenever I need to.
YOU ARE IMPORTANT
I treat you with respect, even if you ignore me.
Your wishes are to be acted on immediately, mine can wait.
You are not to be interrupted, but you may interrupt me.
Your opinion is valuable, mine can be ignored.
I will not disapprove of you.
I will not be impatient with you.
You deserve the best, and I will take what is left.
WHAT YOU ARE DOING IS IMPORTANT
You must focus on what you are doing, even if that means I am ignored.
Your needs are to be attended to, even if that means I must wait.
I allow you to interrupt me whenever you think you need to.
© Chris Field. July 31, 2000