1 " Love is a verb. Love – the feeling – is the fruit of love the verb or our loving actions. So love her. Sacrifice. Listen to her. Empathize. Appreciate. Affirm her. "
4 " They [Nazi captors]had more liberty, more options to choose from in their environment; but he [Viktor Frankl] had more freedom, more internal power to exercise his options. "
7 " There is no future in a job. The only future is inside oneself. We look inside rather than outside. We become producer rather than consumers of other peoples’ production. "
9 " Habit is the intersection of knowledge (what to do), skill (how to do), and desire (want to do). "
12 " Trust is the glue of life. It's the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It's the foundational principle that holds all relationships. "
13 " people have character strength but they lack communication skills, and that undoubtedly affects the quality of relationships as well. "
14 " The great obstacle to communication is the tendency to constantly evaluate or moralize with others, creating in them a fear to speak or act. The great key to this communication is to learn to listen attentively with understanding to the other person’s point of view creating an atmosphere of love and approval. "
15 " All of us are interested in things outside of our stewardships, and we should be, but the most important way to do anything about them is to magnify our own stewardships. When you focus on your own responsibility, you become relatively unconcerned with other peoples stewardships...The highest form of influence is to be a model, not a critic; a light, not a judge. "
16 " Very few people have ever experienced the feeling of being completely understood. When they experience it, it can become one of the richest feelings they have ever had. "
18 " To carefully listen is a powerful way of saying to another that we value that person. When we take the time to understand we communicate that we care, we want to understand, we respect their expression, we give dignity and an individual sense of worth. Communication lies more in feeling than in words. "
" We all go through stages. Concern about appearances, making good impressions, being popular, comparing yourself to others, having unbridled ambition, wanting to make money, striving to be recognized and notices, and trying to establish yourself - all fade as your responsibilities and character grow.
Life's tests refine you "