God knows that we all need to change; he also knows, as do we, that we can use a lot of encouragement! Today let’s remember to encourage others as well as self in our eternal quest to be better and more loving individuals!
29th Dale Carnegie Principle: Use encouragement. Make the fault seem easy to correct.
Here’s a story from the book:
Lowell Thomas, a superb artist in human relations, used this technique, He gave you confidence, inspired you with courage and faith. For example, I spent a weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Thomas; and on Saturday night, I was asked to sit in on a friendly bridge game before a roaring fire. Bridge? Oh, no! No! No! Not me. I knew nothing about it. The game had always been a black mystery to me, No! No! Impossible!
“Why, Dale, it is no trick at all,” Lowell replied. “There is nothing to bridge except memory and judgment. You’ve written articles on memory. Bridge will be a cinch for you. It’s right up your alley.”
And presto, almost before I realized what I was doing, I found myself for the first time at a bridge table. All because I was told I had a natural flair for it and the game was made to seem easy.
Daily Affirmation: Today I focus on encouraging others!