We like to go through life like a tornado, a force to be reckoned with. It’s “our way or the highway.” We must get to the top rung of the ladder and do it quickly!

Forcing outcomes might work occasionally, but in the long run it’s a recipe for disaster.

An alternative approach is to use some gentleness and self-control. Let’s not burn bridges as we rise. No. Let’s bring others along with us, creating trusting relationships.

We are better together. It begins with gentleness…