As I learned about boundaries, I became more aware of my inner feelings, who I share them with and how. I learned that by being aware of my feelings and accepting them, I gained an understanding of the nature of my connections with others. I came to accept that I cannot control how others choose to respond to me or what they expect of me. I gained the power to prioritize what relationships I will foster and those that I will back away from. I know how to handle situations by trusting the process, my intuition and by living with integrity. A new skill I subsequently developed, was an acute awareness of other’s boundaries. This resulted in significant growth of my leadership skills.