My Dad had a rule of giving businesses and people three chances.
He felt that anyone can have a day when things just don’t go right and shouldn’t be judged on one interaction or experience. So he would allow three times to get it right.
He wouldn’t discount a restaurant if he had a bad meal the first time he visited, or complain if a sales clerk didn’t treat him kindly, or judge a person by on misguided choice.
He would give them a second chance.
And a third.
But, if on the third chance they were still inadequate or unkind he would feel confident that he gave them enough of his time to show their potential before he decided they would not be a part of his life.
My Dad passed away in 2005. Now when I have an unpleasant experience I try to remember the Charlie Hunt 3 Strikes Rule before I immediately form an opinion.
The second or third pitch just might be a home run!
Pennie’s Life Lesson:
"Don't judge on the first experience
or the second
- the third pitch just might be a home run."
My intent in sharing this with you is to encourage you to remember that everyone can have a bad day, an off moment, a slip in judgment. What if you gave them three changes, before you judged them?
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