January 7, 2019
Thoughts for the Week
If we take control of our stories, they won’t control us. People who excel at dialogue are able to influence their emotions during crucial conversations. They recognize that while it’s true that at first we are in control of the stories we tell - after all, we do make them up of our own accord - once they’re told, the stories control us.”
- Crucial Conversations (p. 111)
Do you make “new year’s resolutions?” Are you someone who begins a year with good intentions and then, without consistent effort you see the resolution fall by the wayside? Over the course of my life, I have tried to make fewer resolutions because it is the new year, but continue to work on weeding out my bad habits and replacing them with good ones because it helps me be the “best version of myself” day in and day out.
One of the books I read last fall was titled Crucial Conversations and part of that book focused on the stories we tell ourselves in the middle of a