The Golden Rule and Competition

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Real Estate Agent with Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 141871

To live by the golden rule means that we must imagine ourselves in another's position.  How else can we treat others as we would have them treat us?    To really live by the Golden Rule involves consideration of and empathy with everyone that we come into contact with.

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.  Some actions are readily evident but what about things like thinking? How do we bring our thinking into line with the golden rule.  How should I think about someone that has done ill to me?

I believe that first we have to imagine ourselves as being them.  If I had done someone wrong, what would I want the person to do that I had mistreated? Then we can step back into our side of the rule and treat that person the way that we would want to be treated if we were in their shoes.  It's not always easy. 

Do we live by the Golden Rule as we deal with out competition? I should think that all Christian real estate agents would, but I've seen some pretty cut-throat stuff between agencies with both sides claiming to be Christian.

 

When our competition makes a big sale and they are flying high, are we glad for them?  Do we applaud their success?

 

How about when things are NOT going so well for them?  An important sale has fallen through.  Are we sincere when we offer understanding and listen to them?  If we were down and out, what would we want our competition to do?

The Golden Rule should also definitely govern how we speak about others. Even in private.  If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.  What we say about others reveals more about us than it does the person that we are talking about. So what are we saying about ourselves when we have to run someone else down to bring ourselves up?

The Golden Rule; treat others as we would want to be treated; bears thinking about every day.

 

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Rainmaker
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Alexander Harb
Knights Investing - Mesquite, TX
Dallas, Texas Real Estate Investing

I LOVE those dogs......man.....I wish we could have dogs in our home..... oh well..... someday...

I have read not less than 3 posts TODAY on ethics and integrity, Judi.... this theme just keeps coming back around......

And I am GLAD it does!!

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Mar 13, 2007 06:47 PM #1
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Theresa Cavanaugh
Global Realty Marketing - Appleton, WI
I think many of us are living by the Golden Rule...just look at all the wonderful things posted here at AR.  I have found this to be one of the most uplifting and inspirational areas!
Mar 14, 2007 12:12 PM #2
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Ava Anderson
A-Z Atlanta Realty - Snellville, GA
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Great Post Judi.  I'm with you on those "golden rules", I especially like "if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all".  As a child of God I realize what is for me is for me, no one can take some meant for me away.  I think that's what has to be remembered.  If one can remember that there really is no competition. 
Mar 15, 2007 12:10 AM #3
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Robert McArtor
RE/MAX Components - Fallston Maryland - Bel Air, MD
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WOW, Great post, look out though, my friend "The Bottom Feeder" in Montgomery County may have different thoughts on this one!!!  :)
Mar 15, 2007 12:13 AM #4
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Diane Rice
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This was good Judi.  The examples you used helped bring home the points. 
Mar 16, 2007 11:51 AM #5
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Thanks guys for the comments. I agree, there seems to be an exceptional number of people with ethics on AR.
Mar 16, 2007 01:16 PM #6
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Jerome Cartier
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Hey Judi,

Your Post was encouraging. I have lived this myself and shared it many time with my kids. When you treat others as you would like to be treated, the pressure is off. You are in control. You are your own responce and reaction. Very wise words from someone who "Quotes" the Wise One.

Mar 20, 2007 02:50 PM #7
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Jerome and Terry,

Thanks for commenting.  It is great to be associated with  people that live it.

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