I love reading inspirational and thoughtful quotes, so often they just catch you right at the moment you need them or give you something really big to meditate on. Recently I read these following quote and they really made me think, as I have spent many years listening to people who have major issues or dramas in their lives and often they are so caught up in what is happening in their life at that moment they sometimes don’t even think that maybe you are struggling with something as well.
Dr.Calvin Miller put it like this: ‘When people listen to others speak, sometimes they’re silently thinking, “I am loneliness waiting for a friend. I am weeping in want of laughter. I am a sigh in search of consolation. I am a wound in search of healing. If you want to unlock my attention, you have but to convince me you want to be my friend.'”
And William Arthur Ward wrote, ‘Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy, to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter, and to lead but not manipulate’ Your charisma and ability may get you to the top, but only your character and commitment will keep you there. Trust is built on telling the truth and following through on your commitments. People take action for their own reasons, not yours. and what we learn about them always results in a greater reward than what we tell them about ourselves. It doesn’t matter what you are doing, deep down they want to know, ‘Can I trust this person?’ Well….can they?