When someone who is in your life has a quality that you would really like to see changed, always try to come from love. Whether it’s a romantic partner, a co-worker, a roommate, or your child, always remember that the best and most likely change happens when the other person feels appreciated. As a society, we spend too much time scaring and threatening, saying things like “clean up this mess or else” or “finish this project or you lose your job” or “I’m leaving and not coming back until you change.” Unfortunately our government hasn’t been setting a very good example of this lately, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t.
Change comes from love. Remember that whenever you want to see someone behave differently towards you.