How to Love People Through Their Mistakes - Kris Vallotton

May 19, 2017

When I was a young teenager I made a mistake. This wasn’t your average stupid teenage mistake, rather it was colossal in my mind. I braced myself for the repercussions and onslaught of punishment that I believed would naturally follow messing up to the extent I did. You can watch today’s Flashback Friday video for the full story, but needless to say the way my grandfather dealt with me that day taught me a lesson I’ll forever be thankful for. His response has helped me to love others through their mistakes. Check it out:

The truth is that life is messy and none of us are perfect. We all make mistakes, and we will all be around people who make mistakes that affect us. But what would happen in the world if we made room for people to make mistakes, let them learn how to fail, and helped them get back up? As leaders it’s so important to cover our teams in their humanity and help them learn from their faults and blunders. So the next time someone comes to you with their failure, I want to encourage you to remember your own imperfection and meet them where they’re at with love and mercy. Is this something that’s easy for you to do? I’d love to hear from you in the comments!

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