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

Posted by Dennis Mellersh in Personal Development Potential.
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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