I would like to share you what I had been reading recently. I love words and quotes. Therefore, rather than writing a long review of books (which I tried, but realized I didn’t enjoy it) I will share you quotes which resonated me with my comments on the one I want.
Hopefully, my blogs inspires you, incites curiosity or give you ideas that could transform your life. In my blogs, I will be honest and open. Therefore, as a reader, I hope you too will be honest and open to yourself.
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My inspiration (quotes that helps to form my future self)
“This is human nature… I forgive all my enemies and hope they may find mercy in Heaven” – John Adams talking about Thomas Jefferson p 38
Sometimes, I forget to be kind and resist to understand others because I want to be understood first. I want to be a bigger person who won’t store anger / resentment inside me because I can put understanding others in my first priority.
“…in other words, changing the way you see (changing paradigms) will automatically change what you do and the results you get... I am equally convinced that speaking and behaving differently can also have an enormous impact on the way you see and the results you get” – p 39
I love how concise Steve has said. I cannot agree more. Paradigms shift has changed my life because I naturally made different decisions which gave different results that nourished my quality of life. I want to be a person who triggers that paradigms shift for others which will enrich the world we live with their beautiful values they are able to create!
“You are an influencer. You are a leader, even if only of yourself” – p 40
I love the positivity this books brings. This book encourages and makes you believe you can be the person you want to be. I want to be a person who makes others feel they are more than they think they are because they truly are. Sometimes, one needs somebody to believe in you so one can believe themselves. I want to be that person who reminds you of your great potential and to self love when doubts surrounds you in the darkest.
Regarding restoring trust:
“…one of the fastest ways to restore trust to to make and keep commitments -even very small commitment – to ourselves and to others” p 13
“The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is today” – chinese proverb – p36
Sometimes, I am hard on myself. I punish myself when things are not perfect due to my lack of commitment. Since, I focus on being unkind to myself, I cannot concentrate on the real importance. Therefore, I love this quote… “The second best time is today” 🙂
“Trust is one of the most powerful forms of motivation and inspiration. People want to be trusted. They respond to trust. They thrive on trust.” p 29
In the book, it introduces the 5 waves of trust which trust itself is interdependently established upon. This I will write about in my next few blogs!
What did you think of the quotes? How did it make you feel? Leave a comment or share if you are inspired 🙂
About the book:
Title: The Speed of Trust
Author: Stephen M.R. Stephen Covey (The son of Stephen R. Covey, the author of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” )
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