“For the Inspiration Seeker, reading is a catalyst. Your intention—whether or not you say it out loud, or even to yourself, is to read and then DO. You read to be inspired, and then you follow through on what you read, whether you’re reading about being a better friend, parent, traveler, cook, global citizen, or human being.”
Source: Quiz — Reading People
“It’s easy to assume that people who regularly appear in public (i.e. make videos, teach courses, write books, act, speak, etc.) are fearless. That somehow they’re always confident and self-assured.” Marie Forleo
Source: Marie Unplugged: Tiny Planes, 55ft Pole Jumps and Business in Fiji
“It’s important to set good boundaries so people know how to help you. They want to help. They want to participate well. It’s up to you to let them know. You recognize their good intentions. You recognize their place of care, concern and a willingness to help that this is coming from.”
“Even if it is hard for you at the moment or creating more difficulty than it’s actually helping. You don’t respond with rudeness. You set those boundaries clearly. You do remember those good intentions. That can be difficult. Particularly when you’re in a very stressful and hard time. You do your best. Those are the moments that you get to shine.”
Dan Post Senning, Emily Post Institute
Source: Episode #159: Ghosting a Host – Awesome Etiquette
“‘We’ve all done it.’ You can’t be perfect. You can’t not make mistakes. The fact is we all do it. Somehow that phrase for me is just reassuring. So a good nights sleep and remember no one is perfect. It is that bad feeling. The answer isn’t that you never experience bad feelings. You will feel it and you will screw up.” Gretchen Rubin
Source: Happier with Gretchen Rubin – Ep. 135: Plan a Virtual Move, 2.0 | Listen via Stitcher Radio On Demand
People are hard to hate close up. How to move in closer:
“There is not trust without boundaries.”
“I can only trust you if you do what you say you’ll do” again and again.
“I can only trust you if when you make a mistake, you’re willing to own it, apologize for it and make amends. I can only trust you if when I make a mistake, I am allowed to own it, apologize and make amends.
Keeping a confidence. Share only what’s yours to share.
“Choosing courage over comfort, choosing what’s right over what’s fun, fast or easy, and practicing your values not just professing your values.”
You and I both can struggle and ask for help
“Our relationship is only a trusting relationship if you can assume the most generous thing about my words, intentions, and behaviors. And then check in with me.”
“I believe that you have an idea inside of you that probably could change the very world around you. I also know that many of us allow those ideas to die on the vine. Because of social pressure. Because of lack of support. Because of lack of courage to take the first necessary steps to put those ideas in the world.” Todd Henry
Source: The Power of Onlyness (with Nilofer Merchant) – Accidental Creative