How would you like a magic phrase that will stop arguments, eliminate ill feelings and create good will as well as make the other person listen attentively?
Here it is: “I don’t blame you one iota for feeling as you do. If I were you I would undoubtedly feel just as you do.”
I think this is a message we can all benefit from both in our personal lives and in our business lives. It comes right out of “How to Win Friends and Influence People.”
It is truly a magic phrase that is guaranteed to soften the most cantankerous old cuss alive. And you can say it and be 100 percent sincere, because if you were the other person you, of course, would feel just as they do.
The next time someone gives you a cantankerous attitude feel sorrow for them pity them, sympathize with them and quietly remind yourself that: “There but for the grace of God, go I.”