A few years ago a phenomenon hit the world by storm (no pun intended) called emotional intelligence. It discussed the rational and emotional functions of our minds and how connecting the two can lead to success in life.
I want to tap into something I titled, RELATIONAL INTELLIGENCE. I believe many of us are trying to build a solid foundation of love with shabby materials. Hollywood has portrayed love in such a fantasy way that we try to imitate their false image, and we end up in or creating hurtful situations.
There’s a famous quote in a movie “You Had Me At Hello”. It sounds romantic, but it takes a lot of work to be totally engulfed where one word can be the rock to continue in a (RELATION) ship.
In reference to RELATIONAL INTELLIGENCE, I’m talking about increasing your emotional IQ to raise the standard for long-term relationship success. For many, we did not witness healthy models to equipt us on how to relate to one another. We take mental notes from television shows, friends, family, colleagues and often times strangers.
There’s so much to learn. We have access to a wealth of information and resources; so, it’s no excuse to continue to experience failure in your RELATIONAL INTELLIGENCE. Just think about the amount of time you spend on social media, watching TV, playing video games or being idle. Take just 30 minutes out of your day to expand your (RELATION) ship capacity.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing but expecting different results. No one has all the answers but we all can improve our chances by being smart about RELATIONAL well-being.
My wife and I attend marriage conferences, get advice from mature couples, and read books. We take time to execute what we have learned. Do we get it right all the time? Absolutely not! But we are determined to not be ignorant or naive about what it takes to mature our RELATIONAL INTELLIGENCE.
Let TUESDAY’S TIP be a great start to your week. Please continue to enjoy, because there’s plenty more to come. I’m laser focused on equipping myself and you for RELATIONAL success.
HINT: Hosea 4:6 (KJV & AMP)
Love you guys, see you next week….