"When you begin to think outside the box, you often become some other "leaders" lousy follower. That usually costs something" (Andy Rayner)

"Our guardian angels are bored." (Mike Foster)

It's where I feel I'm at these days. “In the second half of life, it is good just to be a part of the general dance. We do not have to stand out, make defining moves, or be better than anyone else on the dance floor. Life is more participatory than assertive, and there is no need for strong or further self-definition” (Falling Upward. Richard Rohr.120).

Friday, November 21, 2014

Fish Don't Applaud: Why I Am A People Pleaser...

"In the closing pages of Bob Hope’s bestselling memoir about his then fifty years in the business, "Don’t Shoot, It’s Only Me", he answers this question: “After all these years, why don’t you retire and go fishing?” “Fish don’t applaud.” Bob Hope wasn’t the only one hungry for applause. In some ways, we are all applause seekers, more dependent on the approval of others than we would ever like to admit; more inclined to be people pleasers than God pleasers. When we place our sense of self in the reflection we see in other people’s eyes, what happens when those other people go away?" (Leonard Sweet. The Well Played Life)

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