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Be Brief to Clear Up Troubles.

Half a dozen top-flight corporation executives at the Union League Club were discussing the apparent dearth of young men capable of taking on higher responsibilities with their firms. They agreed that there was no shortage of men with intelligence, who knew details of the businesses, who had sound ideas.

Their problem was to discover men they could trust, men who did not talk too much. Too much talking gives away business secrets, jams deals.

This was what Einstein had in mind when he gave the formula for success as;

x + y + z = Success

He said that x represented hard work, y represented play. Someone asked him what the z stood for.

“That,” said the genius, “is the ability to keep your mouth shut.”

~ Donald A. Laird , The Technique of Handling People

ARE our sufferings and troubles entirely the result of our own ignorance and wrong-doing, or are they partly or wholly brought about by others, and by outward conditions?

Our sufferings are just, and are entirely the result of our own ignorance, error, and wrongdoing.

“Ye suffer from yourselves, none else compels.” If this were not so, if a man could commit an evil deed and escape, the consequences of that deed being visited upon an innocent person, then there would be no Law of Justice, and without such a Law the universe could not, even for a single moment, exist. All would be chaos. Upon the surface, men appear to suiter through others, but it is only an appearance an appearance which a deeper knowledge dispels.

Man is not the result of outward conditions; outward conditions are the result of man.

In the knowledge of truth there is freedom.

~ James Allen, Daily Meditations

When people do not respect the authority,

There shall be great misfortune.

Do not interfere with the people’s livelihood.

Do not despise their living.

Because there is no detest against the people,

Therefore the people do not detest against the authority.

The saint realizes his true nature and hence

Does not distinguish himself.

He has a sense of self-respect and thus does not exalt himself.

Therefore, he rejects those that are self-distinguished and self-exalted.

And abides by these that are self-awareness and self-respect.

~ Lau Tzu, Tao Te Ching

William Winter once remarked that “self-expression is the dominant necessity of human nature.” Why can’t we adapt this same psychology to business dealings? When we have a brilliant idea, instead of making others think it is ours, why not let them cook and stir the idea themselves. They will then regard it as their own; they will like it and maybe eat a couple of helpings of it.

Remember: “First, arouse in the other person an eager want. He who can do this has the whole world with him. He who cannot walks a lonely way.”

Arouse in the other person an eager want.

~ Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

All moral virtues are in themselves good, but they can never make you spiritually alive; it is only grace and union with Jesus Christ by the Spirit that must make a man spiritually alive.

~ William Curtis Stiles, Excuse Me

You come, now, to the study of self-control, through which you may direct your enthusiasm to constructive ends. Without self-control enthusiasm resembles the unharnessed lighting of an electrical storm—it may strike anywhere; it may destroy life and property.

Enthusiasm is the vital quality that arouses you to action, while self-control is the balance wheel that directs your action so that it will build up and not tear down.

To be a person who is well “balanced,” you must be a person in whom enthusiasm and self-control are equalized. A survey which I have just completed of the 160,000 adult inmates of the penitentiaries of the United States discloses the startling fact that ninety-two per cent of these unfortunate men and women are in prison because they lacked the necessary self-control to direct their energies constructively.

~ Napoleon Hill, The Law of Success

Be Brief to Clear Up Troubles. 

Be brief in conversation. Keep your stories short; don’t drag them out. Skip a lot of the details you might want to include. Make each a short short story. It is the timing—coming to the punch, or the end, quickly and almost unexpectedly—that keeps people interested.

If you cannot interest others in what you say, you may be fairly certain that you are taking too long to say it. Make it brisk, not long-winded. Most of us are more long-winded than we realize. I had to learn this the hard way. Now I don’t bore audiences because I have notes for many more things than I can possibly say in the time allotted. So I have to breeze through the meat of the talk and have no time to pick daisies or cut paper dolls by the wayside.

Being brief keeps conversation interesting. If you want the minute details, read a book.

~ Donald A. Laird , The Technique of Handling People

Now the satisfying thing about self-acceptance and self-respect is that it means believing in the real you, just as you are. That mental attitude of acceptance is transferable to other “selves.” This simply means that if you can accept, like and respect your true self, then you should be able to accept, like and respect others. If you can accept yourself as you are, then others become acceptable. If you accept people, they will respond in kind. Soon you find yourself liking and accepting more people. After awhile the old saying of Will Rogers takes on actual possibilities: “I never met a man I didn’t like.”

~ Strickland & Shafe, How to Develop an Attitude for Success

From Creation through the reign of conscience, on to the period of law, the Spirit worked among men upon occasion, convincing of sin, revealing the will of God, fitting for specific service to be rendered to God; but that was all. Pentecost, however, was a fulfillment of the prophecy in Joel. Peter, speaking to the assembled crowd concerning the sights which they had seen and the sounds which they had heard, said, in answer to a criticism from some in that crowd:

“Ye men of Judea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and give ear unto my words. For these are not drunken, as ye suppose; seeing it is but the third hour of the day; but this is that which hath been spoken by the prophet Joel.”

~ G. Campbell Morgan, God’s Methods With Man

Ask people for their opinions, to help their self-confidence.

Ask them for favors, to arouse their cooperativeness.

Ask them “and, in addition to that?” to get to the bottom of things.

Try giving orders in the form of questions to keep cooperation.

Make suggestions to the boss in the form of questions.

Ask questions that will let people talk themselves into a cooperative attitude.

~ Donald A. Laird , The Technique of Handling People