Friday, September 21st, 2018

Your Inspirational Quote Friday April 15 2011


Our Inspirational Quote on Tuesday, April 12, by Dr. Wayne Dyer was about being kind to ourselves. I know that I quoted Seth Godin yesterday, however, when I saw this quote about self criticism, it really hit home and ties in perfectly with Tuesday’s quote.

And as Jan Bolick of shared this week “If a person talked to you the way we talk to ourselves, would we continue to hang out with that person?”

Turning the habit of self-criticism upside down:

“Perhaps this sounds familiar:

When it’s time to write a resume or talk to a boss or discuss a project glitch with colleagues, the instinct is to spin, to avoid a little responsibility, to sit quietly. Put a best face forward, don’t set yourself up.

When reviewing just about anything you’ve done with yourself (in your head), the instinct is to be brutal, relentlessly critical and filled with doubt and self-blame.

What if they were reversed?

What if the habit of the project review meeting was for each person to put their worst foot forward, to identify every item that they learned from? What if we took responsibility as a way of getting more authority next time?

And the flip side–when talking to ourselves, what if we were a little more supportive?
It’s not an easy habit, but it works.”

~Seth Godin

Did you know…

… that today is Leonardo da Vinci’s Birthday? One of the
Renaissance’s greatest artists and thinkers, Leonardo da Vinci
was born on April 15, 1452, in Florence, Italy. Besides
painting the “Mona Lisa” and “The Last Supper,” da Vinci also
designed the first parachute. Happy birthday, Leonardo!

One of my favorite quotes:

“I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather
strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the
business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is
firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue
their principles unto death.”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

Baby Boomer Celebrity Birthdays:

1959 (52) Emma Thompson British actress Oscar for 1992′s “Howard’s End”

In the category of I can’t believe he is that old:

1933 (78) Roy Clark Country singer guitarist host of tv’s “Hee Haw” for 20 years

Always Positive,

Boomer 54 Mark

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