Smile--it is contagious and opens people's hearts.
Learn to listen.
Remember people's birthdays and anniversaries--it shows
Encourage people to share about themselves.
Engage people where they are--talk in relation to their
Help other people to discover their uniqueness, to feel
special and important, without patronizing them.
Respect other people's opinions.
Admit when you are wrong.
Be kind and friendly to every person you meet.
Ask questions people respond to positively.
Encourage other people in their dreams--particularly
Try to see it from the other person's point of view.
Hold up ideals.
Challenge people gently.
Talk about your own failures.
Appeal to higher motives.
Always look for yourself in others and others in
yourself--it affirms the oneness of the human family.
Affirm the highest values of the human spirit.
Never pass up an opportunity to speak a kind word of
appreciation. There are six billion people on the
planet, and 5.9 billion of them go to bed every night
starving for one honest word of appreciation.
* * * * *
the gospel according to Kelly: Find a life-changing rhythm
by choosing a central purpose and becoming "the best
version of yourself." Kelly makes thoughtful
distinctions. He contrasts the difference between
doing and having, the legitimate need for health and
happiness with the illegitimate desire for expensive toys
and the pursuit of minimalism vs. excellence. Then
he gets specific, offering five questions about life's
meaning, three instruments for anchoring your life and ten
principles of excellence.