Appearances are deceptive. You may have experienced a disappointment recently or perhaps you are having a difficult time with a partner or close associate, but rather than give up take the time to look at the situation from the other person’s perspective. Walk a mile in someone else’s shoes. It is possible that you have misread the situation. Early in the year may seem to be the right time to make big and bold decisions – and I’m not saying you cannot or should not – but I am suggesting that it is also a period when people are regrouping and some situations remain up in the air. There is much to be gained from being a sympathetic ear and giving someone a little more time.