Having the confidence and compassion to accept our imperfection, leads to the demise of defensiveness and ego. ––M. Chere Sampson Note: Sometimes the fierce need to be right is fueled by the fear of being regarded as not smart enough or having our ideas dismissed. Being right is not the same as needing to be
Assumptions are made and most assumptions are wrong. –Albert Einstein Note: Often we make assumptions from a negative perspective when the better choice would be to be open-minded and ask questions to gain understanding. Questions: What can you do to stay curious, seek clarification, and avoid making assumptions? Resource: Chapter 5 Page 33 Don’t Assume.
Wisdom is the reward you getfor a lifetime of listeningwhen you’d have preferred to talk. ––Doug Larson Note: Listening attentively can be a great time saver that enhances understanding, communication, and connection.Question: What can you do to become a compassionate, patient, engaged listener and then, at other times, to appreciate and validate the attention when