Pithy Quotes: When I Change, You Change!

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When I change, you change!
Vekamanda

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This simple-sounding phrase has the deepest and most far reaching implications. It means that you don’t have to wait for the most troublesome people in your life to mend their ways or get out of their rut, or alter their attitude toward you.

Change yourself and they cannot remain unaffected by it. Test this principle in the smallest way – smile at someone and see what happens. Does their expression remain the same? See if in this minuscule way you can demonstrate the powerful truths of human behavior.

When I change, you change. It may help you see how the principle works in much larger ways, with people close to you, people important in all aspects of your life – boss,employee, wife, husband, friend.

Dan Wakefield, Creating From the Spirit

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Could it be as simple as that? If you trust others, will they trust you? If you stop being critical, will others stop criticizing you? If you stop showng expected work, will people stop giving you the expected response? If you surprise yourself, will others be surprised? If you set yourself on fire, will others find you more attractive? If you stop marketing yourself as a category artist, will others stop trying to place you in a pigeon hole?



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2 Comments on Pithy Quotes: When I Change, You Change!

  1. I believe it can be this simple. I don’t necessarily think it will work 100% of the time, but in the long run change will beget change. The most important aspect I see in the statement above is that it puts the power back in the individuals hands. If I desire change, I can simply begin to make it happen.

  2. I have found this to be true in my life as well. Complaining begets more complaining, honesty begets more honesty. But when I am responding to another’s feelings, how can I be positive when they are negative without invalidating those feelings?

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