♡ Don't take anything personally. (Give yourself credit for initiating something very challenging)
♡ Don't make assumptions. (you KNOW they happen in our minds, but consider putting them aside and asking versus assuming or name-calling/labelling)
♡ Always do your best. (Start by holding yourself accountable to this disciplined behavior, hopefully you will inspire others to do the same, but if not be willing to walk away knowing that you made an effort to connect)
The goal of listening to understand is not being right, it's true connection.