When you see the word “margin”, what immediately comes to mind? Do you think about formatting a document that your working on and adjusting your margins?
Perhaps you think about investing with leverage and buying securities on margin, as I do? Or simply, the thought of the distance (margin) between your car and the one in front of you, when parking at the grocery store.
Today, let’s talk about margin in relationships.
Very synonymous with margin would be traits like patience, understanding, tolerance and sometimes empathy.
Margin is exemplified in communication.
All forms of communication between people have a place where margin is required. In the simplest form, I believe we formulate the amount of margin we give based on how we listen, how we feel and ultimately how we react in a conversation. Our mood of the day dictates whether or not we give enough margin to those around us.
Margin is also about time.
In today’s busy life, we constantly feel like we don’t have enough time to accomplish
all we want and as a result find ourselves rushed. Being in a situation where we are
hurried, margin is truly put to the test.
The only answer I can come up with to allow more margin, is being aware. It’s bound to happen everyday and in instances you cannot control. Control what you
can control and give an extra inch, pound, minute or bit of comfort.
Give a little margin