Before You Before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you invest, investigate. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. Before you retire, save. Before you die, give.
Do More Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work.
We Must We must be silent before we can listen. We must listen before we can learn. We must learn before we can prepare. We must prepare before we can serve. We must serve before we can lead..
Values + Goals -> Priorities -> Decisions -------------- Don't make your decisions based on what you fear or what you could lose, make the your decisions based on what you can gain -------------- Just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should. -------------- Follow the trend lines not the headlines -------------- If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. -------------- If you want to do something new, then stop doing something old.
So here's your mission, should choose to accept it: Surprise yourself. Take one step closer to someone who disagrees with you - whether that means spending time with a friend or relative you've been drifting apart from, reading an opinion from an earnest voice on the other side, or sparking a conversation you've been both eager and hesitant to have. - When you want to explore why they're wrong, explore instead what you're missing. - When you want to determine whose views wins, determine what makes each view understandable. - When you want to discover why someone believes something that confounds you, discover how they came to believe it. - When you want to know what their problem is, try to know what their concerns are. - When you want to demand why they don't care about what you care about, learn what they care about more. - When you want to trap them into saying what you want to hear, free them so they say what they honestly mean.
From the book "I never Thought Of It That Way" by Monica Guzman