Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Words to Live By

Have you read  How to Win Friends and Influence People ?? It' filled with little nuggets of wisdom like this one... 

One thing I love about reading is that you can come across passages that really can change your life; if you let them. That if it hadn't been written it never would have had the chance to make your life better. It's amazing. This particular quote really stuck out to me because sometimes I struggle with making friends, yet it's in my nature to be somewhat of a social butterfly. Quite the conflicting conundrum. I've always thought maybe I have to strong of a personality and people get tired of me. I wasn't sure what the deal was. When I read this I decided to take a harsh look at myself in the mirror. I thought, maybe I'm to focused on myself and not with others well being. This was not a good mirror staring session, but facing realities about yourself that may not be flattering never is. The good is coming out on the other side of the rabbit hole. To realize how to fix the problem and move forward in faith to fix it. My new goal for this month is to make 2 new friends. To help them grow and be able to share their same interests. Off I go-- today is day 1.

Have you read this book? Have you put similar ideas into practice? Tell me about-- Tell me I'm not a lost cause..lol

xO- Etheline

1 comment:

  1. I love that quote. and I know so often I am sitting in a conversation wondering, "do they like me? what do they think of me? am I being awkward?", rather than just taking true interest in them. I bet that would get me a whole lot farther.