Courage isn't the absence of fear, but a decision that what we want is more important than what we are afraid of.
Selfish is caring for ourselves at others' expense ... Self-care is taking care of ourselves so that we can be there for others.
Until we become clear about our own worth and value, we will forever be searching for it in the eyes of others.
The way to encourage people to be accountable is to engage the responsible, accountable, trustworthy part of their brain.
To change any aspect of our life we must be willing to change our mind... Unfortunately, that is the one thing most people are the least willing to do.
As long as we define stress as how some person or situation is making us feel, we will have to change the world around us to find peace of mind.
When we take care of ourselves like we would take care of someone we love, the quality of our living and our giving goes up.
Never define people or situations in terms of their effect on you, unless you want to give them the power to make you feel that way.
One key to successful relationships is learning to say "no" without guilt, so that you can say "yes" without resentment.
You can't use stress, anxiety, frustration, and worry to deal with your stress, anxiety, frustration, and worry. It's like pulling up to a burning building with a flame thrower. The energy of the problem can't be the energy behind a successful solution.
Serenity is not just an escape, but a precursor to acceptance, courage, wisdom, and change.
To truly be of service to others, we must first serve the server. The ability to bring an enlightened presence to those in need is the ability to light a candle without burning ourselves out.
Leaders should interact with everyone in their organization as if the interaction is being recorded and will be used as a training film on how to treat colleagues, coworkers, and customers.
There are two ways to look at most problems... 'Oh Crap!' or, 'Good Information!,' and our choice will give us good information on how to deal with problems in the future.
A relationship is like life. It isn't a process of preservation, but of change and growth. Unless you grow and change together, you will change ... and grow apart.
When stress and anxiety have your system stuck in a brainstem loop? Reboot. It's I.T. for life!
When our purpose becomes avoidance, our life becomes a void.
People have the absolute right to be just as unhappy and miserable as they want to be.
Diversity, or the state of being different, isn't the same as inclusion. One is a description of what is, while the other describes a style of interaction essential to effective teams and organizations.
How do you keep people from jerking your chain? Don't give your chain to jerks!
To understand ourself, we must understand our "selves," or the parts of us that motivate our thoughts, decisions, and behaviors.
What we feed our mind becomes the material with which we build our life.
Nothing will sabotage our happiness and success more thoroughly than the fear that we are not enough.
Regardless of what is being discussed . . . the issue is never more important than the quality of the interaction.
Freedom isn't about having permission to do whatever we want... it's about having the courage to do whatever fills our life with meaning.
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