« October 2004 | Main | January 2005 »

23 posts from December 2004

December 22, 2004

Do your best to understand

"When people talk to you, look them in the eyes and focus on what they're saying. Really listen. Do your best to understand what they are trying to say."

Richard Gephardt

December 10, 2004

Always do what you are afraid to do

"It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person,

"Always do what you are afraid to do."

- Ralph Emerson

The person who blames others

"The only person who cannot be helped is that person who blames others."

Carl Rogers

A gift to your peace of mind

"Forgiveness is not something you do for someone else, but to free YOURSELF from the continuation of pain and anger. It is a gift to your peace of mind, your self esteem,

your relationships with others, your future."

Kenneth Cloke

The capacity to forgive

"We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us."

Martin Luther King, Jr.

In the middle of difficulty

"In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity"

Albert Einstein

Human beings learn best

"Human beings learn best through first hand experience...but 'learning by doing' only works  so long as the feedback from our actions is rapid and unambiguous."

Peter Senge

Most responsive to change

"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but rather the one most responsive to change."

Charles Darwin

But not what is running inside you

"You can out-distance that which is running after you, but not what is running inside you."

Rwandan Proverb

As long as you don't forgive

As long as you don't forgive, who and whatever it is will occupy rent-free space in your mind.
Isabelle Holland