Just like driving a car and changing lanes, in life, it’s a good idea to “signal your
intentions”. Have a conversation before taking action that impacts someone else’s life, help them understand why you are taking that step. This does not mean that you will have to change your mind if the other person doesn’t agree with you, but by demonstrating the respect for their opinion and feelings you may find a way to have what you want and allow the other person to be heard, too.
“Today I will reach out to those who my choices may affect and give them a signal about my intentions, even if it means we disagree.”