Mr. Covey shares with us in his book that there are three kinds of assets in the basic scheme of things. These assets are; human, financial and physical. How we take care of our physical assets, car, house tractor, etc., will directly impact our financial asset, money in our bank account. If you aren’t sure of what I mean just talk to someone who has driven a car over thirty-six thousand miles without ever changing the oil or filter!
The human asset talked about here refers to relationships with our friends and family. If we only seek the benefits we personally expect to get out of these interactions, and neglect keeping the PPC Balance principle in play, these relationships will eventually become downright unpleasant. Why? Each person involved will eventually be attempting to intimidate and/or manipulate the other into doing what they want them to; all because the sum total of the relationship was ignored. Now that doesn’t really seem like fun to you does it?