January 19, 2013

On Being Misunderstood

A mentor to hundreds of America’s top leaders has the rare skill of simplifying the complicated.  Bobb Biehl rightly observes, “All problems arise from mistaken assumptions.”

Taking something or someone for granted is a sure prescription for a multi-car pile-up of emotions and intentions.

Bobb suggests that the following be covered in the hiring process. These questions may be equally useful when embarking on a new relationship:

  1. What should I preserve?
  2. What should I avoid?
  3. What should I accomplish?


If a collision of confidence does occur, forgiveness and reconciliation can be painful but are always available.  He who suffered history’s greatest wrong spoke through His pain and tears these astounding words which apply to each of us:

“Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.”

Is there someone you need to forgive?  Or is someone waiting for you to ask their forgiveness?