Knotty Musings

Ideas, philosophies, and evil plots to take over the world through love hatched here.

I Am Enough

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.

There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people
won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.

We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,

we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically
liberates others." ~ Marianne Williamson

Remove the Nots

Remove the Nots

Thursday, March 18, 2010

President Johnson's 10 Rules to Liking People

“Successful people follow a plan for liking people. They don’t discuss it much but you would be surprised to find how many really big people have a clear, definite, even a written plan for liking people,” states David J. Schwartz, author of The Magic Of Thinking Big.

President Lyndon B. Johnson developed his own 10 Point Formula for success in personal persuasion:

1. Learn to remember names.

2. Be a comfortable person to be around.

3. Aspire to be easy-going so that things do not “ruffle your feathers”.

4. Do not be egotistical.

5. Strive to be of quality, someone whom others gain value from being around.

6. Study yourself in order to refine yourself. Work to improve even the elements of your personality which you may be unconscious.

7. Sincerely attempt to heal, on an honest basis, every misunderstanding you have had or now have. Drain off your grievances.

8. Practice liking people until you learn to do so genuinely.

9. Never miss an opportunity to congratulate someone on their achievement, or express sympathy in sorrow or disappointment.

10. Give spiritual strength to people, and they will give genuine affection to you.

Notice there is no “get even” philosophy here. It says nothing about letting the other person seek you out, nor does it state that you are a no it all. Successful people specialize in being likable. Where do you fit in?

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