Posts Tagged ‘focus’

Listen Up

Monday, December 28th, 2015

This time of year people are usually starting to think about changes they want to make in the new year.

One way we can all change is to listen to what others have to say.

People around us–relatives, friends, acquaintances, teachers, spouses, children all have opinions and want nothing more than to be listened to.

Active listening allows us to be totally tuned in to what another person has to say. It is a precious gift to listen.

The last thing you want to do is pretend you’re listening but tuning in and out and then trying to catch up at the end of the conversation.

It is easier to listen if you’re not distracted.
Harder to do when the dog barks, the phone rings, you’re listening to one child while another one comes up and asks you a question.

The problem is that sometimes even when it’s just you and one other person, listening isn’t always easy but listening is one of the most important things you can do for your family, friends, co-workers and for you.

Here are some quotes about listening:

If you make listening and observation your occupation you will gain much more than you can by talk. Robert Baden-Powell

Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply. Stephen R. Covey

The art of conversation lies in listening. Malcomb Forbes

and

We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less. Diogenes

No Contact

Imagination

Monday, December 1st, 2014

You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.

Mark Twain

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How You Perceive You

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

No ContactHow you perceive yourself

How you perceive your situation

How you measure your own success

How you view the world and people in it

Determines how your live your life on a daily basis.

Don’t worry about what you think others think about you .

Don’t worry about what you think others think about what you are doing.

If you catch yourself thinking about what you think others are saying about you change your thinking as fast as you can.

Many people refuse to aim high or make a change or back away from or refuse to select a new career because they fear criticism from others.

Others have their opinions and readily offer those opinions up. If you listen more to the opinions of others and less to yourself you are more likely to give up before you’ve given an idea a chance.

 

 

 

The Law of Average

Friday, April 5th, 2013

This is a very good You Tube video entitled The Law of Average.

http://bit.ly/Ke6A0C

 

 

Don’t Dwell

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.      Denis Waitley

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

A successful life is often expensive. It will cost you something to be a champion. Time. Energy. Focus.     Unknown

Patience

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

Patience is the art of concealing your impatience.     Guy Kawasaki

Monday, January 31st, 2011

If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.

Lewis Carroll

Get Organized

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Getting organized will help you focus on what you want to accomplish. If you don’t know what you want to accomplish–sit down and make a list. Making a list hits home the value of being organized.