jump to navigation

Personal development: Making progress without breaking bones September 12, 2017

Posted by Dennis Mellersh in Personal Development Potential.
Tags: , , , , , , ,
trackback

In our constant focus on reaching our personal growth potential, we can fall into the trap of self-abortion in the personal growth process.

This can have results totally at variance with our improvement goals.

Such as sometimes forgetting the maxim that our own growth should do no harm to the self-esteem and aspirations of others.

It can be a small thing, such the words and tone we use when explaining a principle to someone who is not yet beyond the beginner stage in self-improvement.

I believe it was Eric Hoffer who, commenting on an old European proverb, said:

“The tongue has no bones, but it can break bones.”

Words can be more hurtful than we may realize.

— Dennis Mellersh

Comments»

No comments yet — be the first.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: