When we aren't curious in conversations we judge, tell, blame and even shame, often without even knowing it, which leads to conflict. -The Power Of Curiosity: How To Have Real Conversations That Create Collaboration, Innovation and Understanding
The focus should be on becoming a strong andinfluential personality – cultivate compelling communication skills, focus on building trust and learn how to expand and leverage your professional network.
Very few people have ever experienced the feeling of being completely understood. When they experience it, it can become one of the richest feelings they have ever had.
There will never be another you. The planet desperately needs your unique purpose, passion and presence.
Becoming fast friends when you're that small is easy, because the only requirement is that the other person likes to play games.
If we don’t communicate, we certainly can’t get much done and if we don’t communicate authentically, what we get done is less effective.
When manipulation flutters around everywhere, neither pull nor push anyone. Just do one thing - don't trust anyone!
Communication is not using beautiful and complex words to impress, but its all about expressing our truest emotions using simple words!
Others hide from being real by filling the air with words; the more words they throw out, the less actual communication happens and they are left with only an illusion of connection. This is the intimacy they so ardently seek but with these coping skills find so elusive.
Desire. Enthusiasm. Purpose. Pleasure. Delight. Peace. Power. However you define passion, it is at the heart of your motivation.
Passion is a catalyst for action and provides you with the emotional stamina to stick with it, regardless of the obstacles.
Think of the times in your life when you have been deeply passionate about something. Whether it is for your family, a cause, a person, an adventure, a hobby, a career, a love for music, or even going to the beach—your passion for it helps you tap into your unique personal power to live and love your life out loud.
When passion is lit, the fire permeates your being with the positive expectation that all is well and everything will turn out great.
To be truly satisfied that your life is well-lived, the object of your passion is something you feel you must be, do, or have. What lights your fire?
Passion is not just about the object of your focus or desires—it is the compelling emotion, fulfillment, and intense enthusiasm that it engenders.
Are you impressed when you meet people who are filled with passion and conviction? Their energy is contagious and can make us all want “some of what they’re having!
When a person exudes passion, it is evident that they love what they are doing. Their passion projects an aura of confidence and decisiveness.
Sharing your passion with others will not only enlighten them to your dedication and commitment, it can enable you to garner their participation, collaboration, cooperation, and endorsement.
When we are deeply passionate about something, the obstacles or challenges are diminished by sheer will and desire.
When you want something badly enough, it does not matter whether it is going to be easy. The passion will push you forward.
Passion is the fire that gets us moving and keeps us motivated regardless of what roadblocks impede the way.
When your passion is aligned with your purpose, you are unstoppable! It is in that zone of high octane congruence that you are turned on and cooking with gas.
Passionate people are great about discovering what lights their fire and going for it. They might be encouraged by others who share their passion, but they don’t rely on others to tell them what they need to do or how they need to do it.
Dialogue is about creating awareness through self-observation; it starts from the inside out, not the outside in.
Dialogue isn’t a competition to be the smartest or the most correct person in the room, it is a collaboration to find the truth.
For children who depend on mentally escaping into their minds to survive, imagination can become both refuge and desert island.
Never presume to know a person based on the one dimensional window of the internet. A soul can’t be defined by critics, enemies or broken ties with family or friends. Neither can it be explained by posts or blogs that lack facial expressions, tone or insight into the person’s personality and intent. Until people “get that”, we will forever be a society that thinks Beautiful Mind was a spy movie and every stranger is really a friend on Facebook.
Men most often know what they want, yet they are not always sure how they feel. Women most often know how they feel, yet they may not always know what they want.
When you take the high road to living a virtuous life, you are fortified by knowing that regardless of what life throws your way or what storms may rage, you are grounded in goodness. In this, you secure not only your own integrity, but you secure it in the eyes others.
Think of the people whom you love, like, trust, and admire. Isn’t their integrity the golden thread which elevates them to a higher standard in your eyes and in your heart?
1. “Being able to depend on a person’s integrity lays a solid foundation for a relationship built on trust, both in business and in life.
7. “When a foundation is built following sound structural principles, with solid, high-quality materials, anything that is layered on top is more secure, durable, and resilient. Your integrity works the same way.
When a foundation is built following sound structural principles, with solid, high-quality materials, anything that is layered on top is more secure, durable, and resilient. Your integrity works the same way.