Denis Waitley says that each of us is born with seeds of greatness inside of us, waiting to be nurtured and cultivated. The goal of the book is to help the reader to combine positive attitudes with his natural abilities, to choose his goals and follow steps to attain them, to build on his self-reliance and so enhance his self-esteem, to make the right decisions, to understand others and be understood by others, to overcome feelings of unworthiness, and to set and achieve higher goals. This book has been the most memorable and biggest life impact book I have ever read. Originally read in my mid twenties. Reading it again at 50!
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Denis Waitley says that each of us is born with seeds of greatness inside of us, waiting to be nurtured and cultivated. The goal of the book is to help the reader to combine positive attitudes with his natural abilities, to choose his goals and follow steps to attain them, to build on his self-reliance and so enhance his self-esteem, to make the right decisions, to understand others and be understood by others, to overcome feelings of unworthiness, and to set and achieve higher goals.
This book has been the most memorable and biggest life impact book I have ever read. Originally read in my mid twenties. Reading it again at 50! Covington :. Love is an emotion. When we feel it inside, we have something to give. It will fill your mind with the kind of input that will work itself out in desired accomplishments.
He keeps your interest all the way through, uplifts you, gives you action steps at the end of each chapter and provides overwhelming proof and real-life stories to illustrate the validity of his philosophy. I know this is an older book, I just wish it were still in print and circulated through schools.
Summary Denis Waitley says that each of us is born with seeds of greatness inside of us, waiting to be nurtured and cultivated. Before we can give love to tohers, we must feel love inside ourselves.
We need to overcome the fears of rejection, change and success to ensure we grow to maturity in our goals and values. When we see ourselves and others as valuable and worthwhile it is the basis of our ability to love others and achieve things worthwhile. How we picture ourselves will determine how our plot unfolds. Visualizing living in the future we want, tells our mind that we are there now.
He says that living according to our spiritual convictions, our integrity and our social conscience allows us to be true to ourselves and respect others. He suggests an interesting exercise to allow ourselves some reflection and improvement: to think what we would do if we had our lives to live over again.
He lists steps toward wisdom: Continue learning. Classes, courses etc. Use dictionary to look up and learn new words. Read lots. Increase vocabulary. Take aptitude test. Question your honesty in all things. Think, say and do what you believe is true in all situations. Model yourself after people you respect and admire. Set goals just out of reach but not out of sight. Get group reinforcement. New Year — put goals in envelope. Open next New Year. Set new goals again. Check master list of goals daily.
Look for encouragement. Pay yourself each month and save some money for the future. Demonstrating value for and looking for the good in others builds confidence in communication. When listening, take responsibility for hearing. When speaking take responsibility for conveying message.
What do they see? Listen for truth, speak the truth. Check validity of information. Be open-minded. Consider without prejudice. Then research and test integrity. See positive and negative side of issues. Pursue the positive. Check that you shift roles to cater to communication needs of different people.
Who are you communicating with? A touch is worth a thousand words. A hug, shoulder rub, arm pat can mean a great deal. Listen to upbeat, inspiring music. Change vocabulary from negative to positive. Realize change is OK, although sometimes unfamiliar, unexpected and vulnerable.
Get high on endorphins. Think positive thoughts with the only side effect being happiness. Enjoy positive recreation and education. Visualize, think and speak well of your health. Use positive self talk on a daily basis. Call, visit or write to someone in need every day. Attend church on a Sunday. Parents note that studies on drug abuse among teenagers reveal that those NOT using drugs have a religious belief, have extended family relationships, and high self esteem. In reality we can always find the worst of times and the best of times.
Laugh at yourself. Take responsibility for your emotions. Address behavior. Arguments are not won. Agreements are won. Change is inevitable and normal. Accept it. Salvage what good you can. Let other people take responsibility for their behaviour. Simplify your life. Focus on your purpose. Engage in recreational activities. They press on and never give up their dream.
The ten steps to perseverance are: Do high priority work first. Anticipate short term drop in productivity when you make life changes. If you fail, get up. Fail again, get up again. Associate regularly with people who have similar goals.
At a dead end? Take a renewal break. Regroup, refresh. Always expect the unexpected. Specialize before you diversify. Look at problems honestly and logically. Do more than asked, contribute more than required. We should look where we stand in each of the following areas: mental, social, spiritual, physical, family, financial, professional, community support — and see if we are balanced in all areas, or we need to work on some on them. Readers Reviews Terri : This book has been the most memorable and biggest life impact book I have ever read.
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Seeds of Greatness
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