“And with this new knowledge I will also understand and recognize the moods of him on whom I call.”
This I need to work on.
I know my own moods. I’m not always in the best of moods. Others sometimes recognize when I’m not as exuberant as I usually am and make allowances for me. Thank you very much.
My selfish “me” doesn’t want to make allowances for others. My selfish “me” wants to stomp it’s foot and have it’s own way and say it’s all about me! But with this “new knowledge” my selfish “me” is starting to realize that others could be having a not so good day as well. My empathetic “me” is emerging above the selfish “me” and I am more understanding of the moods of others.
This would be an important thing to understand when you are in sales.
“No longer will I fail to call again tomorrow on he who meets me with hate today.”
I can see the benefit in this now. I need to “call again tomorrow” and not base everything on a first impression. I need to make the same allowances for others, that others have made for me. Giving up after the first “not so good” encounter has resulted in frustration. Now, after a “not so good” first encounter, there is understanding on my part, and anticipation of a second happier encounter, and many more encounters after that.