Do you feel the need to be right in a conversation?
Most people do feel that need.
Why do we need to be right when we talk with others?
We don’t listen to learn and understand. We only wait for our moment to reply.
“Listen with the intent to understand, not the intent to reply.”
– Stephen Covey
When you choose to be right, you choose your ego instead of building your relation with that person.
“You can be right or you can be happy.”
– Gerald Jampolsky
Before you do your best to be right, think a little more about that bad habit. Are you sure that what you’ll say will help in anyway. If so, find a way to say it without attacking and hurting.
I’m proud of you, reading my blog is good for you.
I put a focus on writing positive stuff.
I do my best to help.
In the end, you are in charge of what you choose to feed your mind.
“Your mind is the channel of it all. It feeds your soul, your heart, everything. It comes from your thoughts. The kind of person you are comes from the way you think. And it bleeds into the way you feel. And such forth. If the mind is not free, then we won’t be free.”
– Stephen Marley
I’m proud of you.
Imagine you could change the world with an idea.
Would you change your way of thinking?
Would you do your best to have great ideas that will help others?
“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.”
– George Bernard Shaw
You do influence the world with your idea. You influence the world with your thinking.
If we want to change the world, we have to change our mind first.
“Don’t wait for the world to change. Change your mind about the world.”
– Alan Cohen
You can’t force someone to change his mind. But you can influence that mind with how you use yours.
This blog is all about changing minds.
Slowly, post after post, I want to put my own thinking out there to influence the world. I know I will not save anyone with my blog, but if I can get someone to think about what I wrote, that would be a step in the right direction.
Respect the opinion of others. It is based on knowledge that you may not have.
“Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.”
– Will Rogers
We keep learning new things, even if we don’t think we are.
“Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.”
Prepare your mind to receive the new knowledge that is coming in. Be open and respectful.
Even if you think the new knowledge is wrong, take the time to understand it and verify it before you reject it.
In the end, you always pick what you want.
Else then a religious book, do you read a book more then once?