Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
1 If I speak in the tonguesa of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.
2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
3 If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames,b but have not love, I gain nothing.
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is … (Continue Reading)
There are two ways or approaches for successful persuasion: the indirect approach and the direct one. To be better understood (and in full), we’ll use a simple example to explain the art of indirect persuasion: Indirect persuasion is what a lawyer uses in a court, questioning witnesses repeatedly, asking questions albeit he already knows the answers beforehand, interrogating the accused in public when he has already obtained the confidences of the accused, and talking to the judges vehemently although what’s really important for him is what the jury thinks. Therefore, the lawyer attempts to influence the minds of people who … (Continue Reading)
When following a course of action, just a fraction of second before, we can think about our plan like seeing a screen in front of our eyes. This technique allows us to anticipate and preview our actions in the future, and even predict an outcome. So, if we see ourselves following an effective behavior, the situation will likely yield very positive results, and we will have the option to actively live the experience as we have envisioned it. If, instead, we flood our thoughts with negative images or ideas of inadequacy, and we anticipate a negative outcome, we will surely … (Continue Reading)
Getting angry is normal. However, an out-of-control rage is not normal, and will hurt you and those around you. Furthermore, anger can alter the normal functioning of the body… anger might lead to stress, heart disease, insomnia, digestive problems, and headaches. So for controlling anger, follow these tips:
- Breathe. Take a deep breath. Inhale slowly through your nose, and count to five in your head. During this process, let your abdomen expand outward, instead of raising your shoulders. This is a relaxed way to breathe, which will help your lungs to function at their best.
- Reject words like
In this post we will highlight the traits of successful leaders. As I’ve commented previously in The 7 Attributes of Leadership, when I have to evaluate someone for hiring, I always try to identify leadership qualities, because people with such traits perform and coordinate a lot better than simple people. In short, what I look for is people with potential, people who is hungry for more, people able to grow and evolve. And these people can be identified because they have the traits or characteristics of leaders. Besides, as time goes by, these traits will also strengthen the … (Continue Reading)
Energy and leadership must go hand in hand, which means that leaders must know the elements for their work, must have high aspirations and ideas and should perfectly understand the dynamics of organizational flow and they create energy that way. Therefore, we can define energy as the ability of an organization to act and achieve, which drives the organization forward, holding its balance and keeping it focused during downturns, transitions and crisis.
Then, the task of a leader is to use her own energy to motivate others and achieve an important organizational state: every organization’s member should be able to … (Continue Reading)
There is an essential feeling no person should ever forsake: earth. We are, after all, earthlings. Human life relies on the sprouts of earth, and we are, in a sense, a sprout of earth too. Even the last words of every story will only be heard, secretely, by the womb of the Earth. Modern men, used to the car, the office, the asphalt streets, the flats… are driven away from the natural joy of feeling earth. There is a millenarian connection between our skin and the earth, a connection to our planet, to the life surrounding us, to our origins, … (Continue Reading)
We should know that worry is a form of fear, and all forms of fear generate fatigue. People who has learnt how to control their fears will find that their fatigue is substantially lowered. Fear, in its most dangerous form, appears when we feel there is some danger which we are unwilling to face. Almost everybody has some kind of fear. One might fear illness, economical failure, ignorance, jealousy, and so on. And how do we fight our fears? If, whenever we are assaulted by our fears, we try to distract our mind by thinking of something else, well, … (Continue Reading)