Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 in Uncategorized
This Christmas my wife bought me (by my request) season 6 of CBS’s The Big Bang Theory television show.
1. Be patient. 1
Bernadette: So, you actually see you and Sheldon getting married someday?
Amy: Not just someday. In exactly four years. But don’t tell Sheldon. He’s still a flight risk.
Patient fishing catches fish. Impatient pursuit scares away many potential catches.
2. Don’t be pushy. 2
Posted on Friday, March 8, 2013 in Uncategorized
We’re examining the power of secrets this week. If you missed the first few, here they are: Hidden Away, Our Hiding and Secrets & Hiding.
Let’s admit two things:
1. I hide my secrets
2. You hide your secrets
While we might protect our secrets for good reasons, sometimes we don’t. Not only that, but sometimes our secrets are the very thing that holds us back from making hope-filled, positive decisions in life.
We stay “stuck.” Stuck in place. Stuck and not making positive changes in our lives.
Posted on Thursday, March 7, 2013 in Uncategorized
We’re examining the power of secrets this week. If you missed the first two, here they are: Hidden Away and Our Hiding
Why Do We All Hide?
“There is one thing”, explains Stephen Covey, “that is common to every individual, relationship, team, family, organization, nation, economy and civilization throughout the world — one thing which, if removed, will destroy the most powerful government, the most successful business, the most thriving economy, the most influential leadership, the greatest friendship, the strongest character, the deepest love.”
Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 in Uncategorized
Bad foundations in relationships lead to relationship-rot.
A bad start to a relationship does not have to be a deal-breaker, but it usually is.
Why does it happen that way?
Because broken people break people, and hurting people hurt people.
– When people assume others will abandon them, they choose not to invest.
– When people assume others are suspicious, they choose not to trust.
– When people assume others will take rather than give, they selfishly protect.
– When people assume others are means to an end: “Greed meets a need.”
That sounds so fatalistic, but it’s not.