This is how it works. You know how a regular bank account works right? You are either making deposits, and putting money into the account, or taking withdrawals and removing it, correct? Same rules apply for maintaining an Emotional Bank Account. You are either making deposits, and improving the relationship, or taking withdrawals and moving farther apart.
You have an Emotional Bank Account with everyone in your life. Your family, your friends, your neighbors, your coworkers, etc... Have you ever had a friend that said they were going to meet you somewhere and didn't show up? Did they ever continue to do this and if so are they still your friend? I find that if I keep my word to others, if I do what I say I am going to do, when I say I'll do it, I gain respect from others and earn a deposit in their bank account. If I do not keep my word and take a withdrawal, I am not improving this relationship and it will not be as strong and full as before.
I feel one of the keys to unlocking your potential within your relationships is to continue to develop and maintain positive, full, relationships in all areas of life. Keep your word to others. Help them out when needed. Offer assistance when you see others in time of stress or need. If we all help eachother when we are feeling down, this would be a great support system in your life. We all fall off the track from time to time. We all have ups and downs sometimes. But if we all have healthy positive relationships, what kind of world would this be? How would your life be if there was only positive relationships?
I challenge you to unlock the potential within your relationships. Pay back any money you owe, return any items you may have borrowed but forgot to return, apologize for any actions you may have done that may have caused hurt or pain, and come clean telling anybody what you have always wanted to tell them.
We only live once, you might as well have positive healthy relationships with high Emotional Bank Account balances!
Today is going to be a great day!
Until next time....