Thursday, August 6, 2009
Respect and kindness
Being rude doesn’t feel very good even while you’re doing it. Being genuinely considerate, on the other hand, can leave you feeling more positive and empowered for a long time afterward.
Rudeness and arrogance are unmistakable signs of weakness and insecurity. Kindness and polite consideration are reliable indicators of rock-solid confidence and strength.
How do you treat those whom you have no reason to impress, from whom you have nothing to gain? It says a lot about you, and people do indeed notice.
Those who are truly in a position of responsibility have no need for arrogance. Any positive impression you seek to make through arrogance or rudeness is immediately contradicted by the arrogance itself.
Don’t let your own arrogance waste your energy and set you back. Use each encounter as an opportunity to offer genuine respect and kindness.
Lift up the lives of those around you. And you lift up your whole world.
Ralph MarstonAll the goodness Get ahead
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