Saturday, June 16, 2007

People Principles

from the book, Winning with People by John C. Maxwell

Lens Principle
Who we are determines how we see others. Our perception of others depends more on our attitude than it does their characteristics. If we are positive, we see them as positive.

Pain Principle
Hurting people hurt people and are easily hurt by them. Our negative experiences and emotional baggage color our perception of others’ actions. Normal interactions can cause us pain even when another person did nothing to inflict pain.

Elevator Principle
We can lift people up or take them down in our relationships. People possess a mind set of either lifting of limiting others.

Learning Principle
Each person we meet has the potential to teach us something. People in possession of a teachable attitude can learn from everyone they meet. On the contrary, someone who assumes others have nothing to offer will walk away from relationships empty-handed.

What do Ed Canela and Manny Pangilinan have in common? (Who is Manny Pangilinan? He is a very successful manager. He is now the PLDT and SMART Chairman and CEO.)

I read an article in The Philippine Star about his speech during the graduation ceremonies (where he was also conferred an honorary degree) at the Xavier University in Cagayan de Oro City. Among the simple steps to right living that he mentioned was:

"Hug and kiss whoever helped get you – financially, emotionally, intellectually, morally – to this day. Don’t let the sun go down today without saying thank you to someone, and without admitting to yourself that absolutely no one gets this far, alone." (O di ba, pareho silang may hug and kiss!)

There's also another advice probably intented for our foreign-based classmates:

"Stay in the Philippines. I was born here and I will die here. It’s true that I spent some years of my life abroad, but I have returned to give a part of my life back to this country, and the place to start giving back is the place where you are right now. – But if you decide to depart our sunny shores for greener pastures abroad, may there always be a part of you that will remain enduringly Filipino. And may you perennially possess that durable sense of longing to come home one day."

May tama ba?

Itong susunod, hindi na galing kay Manny Pangilinan.

“It’s not how hard you can hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.” (aray!) - Rocky Balboa to his dispirited yuppie son, Rocky Jr.

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