Guest post by Dan Wolfe, Author of Becoming The Change
Becoming The Change: Being Socially Aware Of One’s True Character
“I’ve learned one thing: you only really get to know a person after a fight. Only then can you judge their true character.”
Empathize don’t criticize. Understanding someone and where they are coming from can be one of the most challenging things to master especially when you don’t agree with them. This can also lead to a fight. Not the physical kind but one that is verbal. Passion tends to overflow which sometimes prevents cooler heads from prevailing. As Anne Frank once said we can only judge someone’s true character after being in a fight with them. That is also when we truly get to know them.
Even though we are able to judge them and their character we must remember that it is only our opinion and ours alone as to what we think of them and their character. As long as we can understand their perspective, and respect them and what they believe in (even if it is different from how we view things) that is how we can truly embrace a higher level of social awareness.
What does this quote mean to you and how can you apply today’s message toward becoming more socially aware?
Becoming The Change: Patience Is Everything
“Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do you ever get the feeling that life just seems to flash right before our eyes? We are in such a hurry to go from one task to the next. But do we ever take the chance to let things just slow down and patiently wait for the moments to come to us instead of us always going to them., As author Ralph Waldo Emerson reminds us in today’s quote we need to adopt the pace of nature and let patience lead the way. Good things come to those that wait or so does the saying go.
Nature waits for the caterpillar to bloom into a beautiful butterfly along with so many other things that take time. It is well worth the wait as is what we want to achieve in life. In life we want to take time and with patience leading the way it makes it all worth it in the end.
What does this quote mean to you and how can you apply today’s message towards managing yourself better?
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