When I was a child, one of my favorite stories to read to my younger brothers was about the little blue engine that saved the day for his humans, by hard work and repeating to himself, “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can, …” until he did! This summer, in Chamas, New Mexico, we encountered a steam engine that hauled us up and over the continental divide several times within six hours. It was great fun, even when the beautiful steam plume changed into a cloud of thick black smoke, and then changed back again.
How does this relate to mediation? Sometimes, the most important ingredient to a successful mediation is simply showing up, with the intention of reaching a fair agreement. Over hills, and through dales, showing up consistently, with the attitude of “I think we can, I think we can, …” will transport you to your destination: a fair and reasonable settlement that works well for everyone involved. Try it. You may be amazed. Call 626.441.1900 to schedule a free