When we don’t understand another person’s perspective, we can either see it as their issue or as our issue. Remember the saying, “Judging another person doesn’t define who they are, it defines who you are.”
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I’m here to tell you in no uncertain terms that guilt is destructive. Period. You should do everything possible not to feel guilt and you should not be using it to motivate people to do what you feel they should do.
What we must learn to develop more than anything else is the truest expression of who we are, our SQ, our soul quotient. Yes, we need to let it shine!
We must develop a long sighted vision for our lives and realize that the price we pay when we choose the shorter longer way is enormous. I would say that the price is crushing.
We live in a polarized universe. This is why everything needs balance. Our psyche is the exact same way. Our psyche is polarized. A proper balance between love and respect keeps us and our relationship well-balanced and stable.
Even if there was a way to protect ourselves or our children from challenges, it wouldn't serve us or them well. Why? For the very reason, we all know intuitively. Without challenges, we don't develop and grow.
The primary reason we don’t stand out from the herd is because of a fear. A fear that we might fail, a fear that we might not be accepted, a fear that we will be criticized. It is true that it’s always much safer not to stand out than it is standing apart. The number one regret that people have on their death bed is, “I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me."
The key to remember is two things: Respond to the person, not the problem. Labeling positives reinforce them, labeling negatives diminish them.
How do you lead your life, with a scarcity mentality or with an abundance mentality?
When Patrick Henry said, “Give me liberty, or give me death,” he understood that when we take away one’s liberty we have given them a sort of death.
It’s possible to do things for ourselves without it being about ourselves.
If we can accept five basic life principles we can be way ahead of the curve when it comes to bringing happiness to our kids.