The Golden Rule is Wrong
The golden rule is wrong. Do not just treat people the way you want to be treated. Treat them better. Your level of expectation might be pretty low. My expectation when doing business with others is sometimes too low. (I go to restaurants and if the food even shows up, I have a party.) Therefore, you might be willing to accept a lower quality of service than your customer, neighbor, coworker, or family member is willing to accept. Do not judge what others want by what you are willing to accept. Err on the side of more. Give more than they expect. Be nicer than they expect. Give better service than they expect. Surprise people by going the extra mile. Even the Bible says that we are to go the extra mile, not one but two!
The number one most important lesson about your work, career, and potential success is this… do what you say you are going to do, when you said you were going to do it, in the way you said you were going to do it. No excuses. No pointing the finger of blame elsewhere. No nothing! Just keep your word. Period. Be the person your coworkers and your customers can put their trust, faith and confidence in – without exception.
Don’t try today; DO today!