Posts Tagged ‘others’

Purpose

Monday, January 1st, 2018

Living without purpose means living life without an anchor-without roots.

Our roots are planted from inside us and then branch out.

Being firmly rooted from the inside provides structure and awareness of self. Once we are firmly
rooted we will seek out others who are the same.

When we attempt to root our existence by attaching to another person for our security, solidness, and support before firmly attaching to self we become dependent on that other person for our survival.

We are responsible for us.

We develop our sense of self from within.

As children we depended on others for our survival.

As adults we are responsible for ourselves and our own survival.

Root your feet to the ground beneath you and establish your own root system.

You will know your purpose because you are solidly established from within.

Learn from Mistakes

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Learn from the mistakes of others.
You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.

Eleanor Roosevelt

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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

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To Speak Ill of Others

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves. Nothing is often a good thing to say, and always a clever thing to say.      Will Durant

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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.

 

 

 

How You Perceive Means Everything

Monday, June 24th, 2013

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Likelihood of Treating Others with Respect

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem, the more likely one will be to treat others with respect, kindness, and generosity.

Nathaniel Branden