Showing posts with label Improve Your Relationships. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Improve Your Relationships. Show all posts

Monday, January 3, 2011

Your Attitude Affects Your Outcomes

Your attitude about a given situation has a huge impact on what you’ll say and do. You can choose to think in ways that can enrich your life or make you miserable. Always remember that you alone make that decision, and it’s one that affects those around you, too.

What is one area where a change in your attitude would make a positive difference for you and the people you care about? What new attitude will you adopt?
"You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside." - Wayne Dyer, American author
"Things don't change. You change your way of looking, that's all." - Carlos Castaneda, American author
"Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude." - Thomas Jefferson, American president
"Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today." - Groucho Marx, American comedian

Friday, December 10, 2010

How to Use Dialogue to Improve Your Relationships

Knowing how to use dialogue will help you become a more effective communicator. Find out the two things you must do if you want to transform arguments into meaningful conversations with the people who are important to you.

How can you apply the two aspects of dialogue in future conversations with people you often disagree with?
“I have found it of enormous value when I can permit myself to understand the other person.” - Carl Rogers, American psychologist
"When learning about life and people, make no more assumptions than are absolutely necessary. Ask and observe." - William of Occam, British philosopher
“Loyalty to a petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul.” - Mark Twain, American novelist
"We are complacently caught in our particular view of the world, which compels us to feel and act as if we knew everything about the world." - Carlos Castaneda, American author
Get additional insights about dialogue by reading these excellent posts from Denny Coates:

Dialogue - Have You Mastered This People Skills?

Refine Your Dialogue Skills - Some Tips and an Illustration