Compassion and tolerance

“Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.” – Dalai Lama

Tolerance, combined with compassion, adds a flexibility to teams and individuals that make them very tough to break.

A team that lacks either won’t survive a storm:

  • A crazy day you managed to pull through. Tolerance lets you survive it, compassion forces you fix it so teammates won’t repeat your mistakes.
  • A project that had issues. Tolerance lets you accommodate and complete it, compassion forces you to address the issues so they don’t reemerge for you or your teammates again.

We need both in equal measure.

One to let us never break down. The other to force us to protect each other, and those we’re business to serve.

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