“Relationships are like seatbelts. If they don’t click, we’ll never feel safe.”
One of the things I love about author, speaker and podcaster Simon Sinek is how he provides us with basic analogies like in today’s quote to express the importance of a concept or a word. He mentions that the relationships that we all have are like the seatbelts we have on a car or within a plane. If they don’t click, we will never feel safe. And he’s right because we know the purpose of seatbelts in that they are a preventative measure from us getting hurt. Their purpose is to help keep us safe from harm but if we do not use them or use it correctly there is no chance of that happening.
Much like seatbelts, relationships only click and/or work if both sides work at it. This doesn’t mean that everyone has to see eye to eye and its ok to disagree. There needs to be a foundation of trust, loyalty and mutual respect. Also they need to be worked at as there has relationships don’t just form on their own. The effort that is put into it allows for a better output to come from it. When we are intentional in our relationship practices and making them positive ones this will lead to positive intentional relationship outcomes.
What does this quote mean to you and how can you apply today’s message towards developing your relationship skills?