Whether you are on wall street or main street, you are dealing with people. Each person is fighting a battle that you know nothing about. It is important to practice empathy and compassion, for this reason.
Empathetic views are some of the most underrated character traits in the world of business. Be compassionate because most people don't have a clue what they are doing. They are simply trying to do the best they can with the cards they have been dealt.
There are many things that are out of your control. Although, your approach to other people, your thoughts, and your actions are all within the scope of your control.
The outcome is not in your control. So place your arrow, draw it back, aim and fire. Upon the release, you have done all you can do. You have had good intentions and good actions. This in itself is praiseworthy. Yet, whether the arrow hits the target is, and will always be, based on external variables outside of your control.
So, when dealing with other people, practice empathy and compassion.
Your intentions and actions are within your control. Whether the arrow hits the target isn't up to you.