Developing the Courage to Be Imperfect

Written by Etienne A. Gibbs, MSW, Management Consultant and Trainer


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We need to be encouraged to stay onrepparttar path of perfection. The motivation does not come naturally.

We also need to focus on abilities, not on our inabilities.

The self-evaluation that comes with trying to be better than others brings with itrepparttar 126101 fear of making mistakes.

Anticipatingrepparttar 126102 dangers of making mistakes makes us error-prone.

Too many relationships are mistake-centered.

Too many relationships are based on fault-finding.

Realize your limits and don't try to correct or change too many things at once.

Develop your personal strengths and worth.

Completerepparttar 126103 circle: Mutual respect begins by valuing yourself.

Pursue your ambitions, but avoid giving or receiving fierce competition, discouragement, unrealistically high standards, and overambitious.

Set your course while remembering that you're a normal, average, imperfect human being.

Remember: When you maximize your potential, everyone wins. When you don't, we all lose.

MMIV, Etienne A. Gibbs, MSW

Etienne A. Gibbs, MSW, Management Consultant and Trainer, conducts seminars, lectures, and writes articles on his theme: "... helping you maximize your potential." He may be reached at http://eagibbs.usana.com; at www.executiveandgrouptravel.blogspot.com; at eagibbs@ureach.com, or at 502-386-1175.


Twelve Principles for Developing Positive Relationships

Written by Etienne A. Gibbs, MSW


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5. Changing your negative behavior can most effectively influencerepparttar negative behavior of others.

6. Because your positive relationships are influenced by your positive actions, show appreciation forrepparttar 126100 positive behavior in others.

7. Because it usually takes two to tango, withdraw from conditions that can easily lead to power struggles.

8. Because retaliation stimulates further revenge, avoid retaliating with revengeful people. Instead, express goodwill. You'll improverepparttar 126101 quality ofrepparttar 126102 relationship.

9. Instead of finding faults in others, focus on their assets and strengths.

10. Showing confidence in your loved one will help him or her develop self-confidence.

11. Because a manipulator lacks self-confidence, focus on his or her past legitimate successes.

12. Because a bossy person is difficult to speak to, communicate with this person through your loving actions.

Remember: When you maximize your potential, everyone wins. When you don't, we all lose.

Etienne A. Gibbs, MSW, Management Consultant and Trainer, conducts seminars, lectures, and writes articles on his theme: "... helping you maximize your potential." For more information visit www.executiveandgrouptravel.blogspot.com, or email him at eagibbs@ureach.com.


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