In a self-absorbed society where individuals place themselves first in all matters, it becomes very challenging for relationships to mature when there is an absence of mutual commitment. Just the sound of the word commitment in our world makes people uneasy. When someone must commit, they must give up part of themselves for the betterment of the whole. This directly takes away from their own self-absorption.

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Being authentically vulnerable in a relationship is a scary place to be and go. It will expose some of your deepest secrets and most embarrassing characteristics. Without that place of insecurity in the relationship, most of the time, all you are experiencing is transactions between two people. It is not a genuine relationship. When we are vulnerable to each other, we become fully present to each other and can give and receive each other completely.

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As the world continues to expand the use of technology, it becomes more and more imperative that we take the time to not become dependent on it for the simple aspects of one-on-one communication. Yes, texting and email are great tools and can enhance communication, but they should not replace the simplest personal conversations. Rather than texting someone, take the moment to give them a call and hear their voice. Better yet, if they are close, go to them and have a face-to-face conversation. That simple gesture shows a level of caring and support for each other.

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Next time you are out walking or driving, notice the number of people looking down at their cell phones while walking aimlessly forward. This behavior is not only dangerous for their individual safety, but it also encroaches on everyone else’s need to be paying attention. We need to collect our focus and stay attuned to what and where we are going, taking responsibility for our actions and outcomes.

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Setting Priorities

As we navigate the complexities of our work, it becomes increasingly crucial to pause and set priorities for the investment of your time and energy. This practice aligns culture and empowers you to respond to situations rather than react. By taking a moment to sort, order, and prioritize, you can assess the best outcome, contributing to success.

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Time rolls on

It is hard to believe that four months are already done for 2024. One-third of the year is complete. It is a good time to step back and evaluate your progress toward what you set out to accomplish this year. Maybe you are on track or ahead of schedule. Maybe you have become distracted and slipped off your course. Now is the time to either make course corrections or build on an already great effort.

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Spring is traditionally a time when the earth renews itself. Trees bud, flowers blossom, birds lay eggs, and the world turns again to a new start. Maybe this year, we can all learn from nature and start anew with our culture. Maybe this season, we can refresh our relationship by respecting each other in all matters.

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The Tax Man

The annual contribution to reconcile our taxes for another year has come and gone. Our culture has many challenges in front of us. The tax season, which allows for many of the services we all enjoy, is important to keep in proper perspective. Individually, we could not afford what collectively we can all achieve with participation in our tax system.

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