Never make your highest purpose, or the most important thing in your life something that is outside of your control.
The key to being with family is to engage with those we love in a way we would teach to those we love.
One barrier to being a great parent is the mistaken belief that we are raising kids.
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal while blaming our misery on the person who started the fire.
In order to become more influential with those who are resistant to our point of view, we must be willing to start with what is influencing them.
Want to change your experience of life? Change the problem to the practice field.
Fear of feeling bad rarely makes one feel good.
To spank or not to spank isn’t the question the question is whether whether we are teaching a quality we want our kids to have as adults?
When faced with conflicting thoughts and emotions, we must decide what to trust, what we fear, or what we know. What’s important is that this decision be made by the knowledgeable versus the anxious part of who we are.
There are two ways to look at most problems… ‘Oh Crap!’ or, ‘Good Information!,’ and our choice will give us good information on how to deal with problems in the future.
When we engage people positively, we create a receptive platform for the ideas and information we wish to communicate.
You can’t use stress, anxiety, frustration, and worry to deal with your stress, anxiety, frustration, and worry. It’s like pulling up to a burning building with a flame thrower. The energy of the problem can’t be the energy behind a successful solution.