7/11 Training

Recap of previous sessions:

  1. Ego and identity
  2. Alignment and misalignment with the outside world
  3. Strength and weakness
  4. Boundaries
  5. Time management

Relationship building:

Definition of “taken for granted”— to expect someone or something to be always available to serve in some way without thanks or recognition; to value someone or something too lightly. It takes a sense of humility and maturity to appreciate the value that someone or something brings into your life.

Psychological Factor – one of the main reasons why people take someone or something for granted is due to the psychological phenomenon of familiarity breeds contempt. This means that the more familiar we are with someone, the more likely we are to take them for granted and to show them less appreciation and respect.

  1. Express gratitude and appreciation regularly
  2. Practice empathy
  3. Avoid making assumptions
  4. Be present and attentive
  5. Communicate openly and honestly
  6. Make an effort

The most healthy relationships are the ones where partners respond positively to each other’s bid for connection. This is also a mindful process as you can just be ‘yes men’ to everything. A long-lasting relationship has to be mutually beneficial.


  1. Pros and cons of taking people and things for granted
  2. Any personal experience you can share?