ELR - 013008 Chapter 3 - trying to do their best. Having...

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Tim Thyne 01/30/08 Becoming A Person of Influence: Chapter 3 Summary Difficulties seldom defeat people; lack of faith in themselves usually does it. With a little faith in themselves, people can do miraculous things. A lot of parents, instead of teaching their children to believe in themselves, they are tearing them down. Your goal is not to get people to think more highly of you. It is to get them to think more highly of themselves. Have faith in them, and they will begin to do exactly that. Most people will do anything to live up to your faith in them People rise or fall to meet your level of expectations for them. If you believe in people and expect them to do well, they will go the extra mile
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Unformatted text preview: trying to do their best. Having faith in people requires more than just words or positive feelings about them. We have to back it up with what we do. Its much tougher to believe in people before they have proved themselves. But that is the key to motivating people to reach their potential. It is the persuaded who persuade. There are no hopeless situations; there are only men and women who have grown hopeless about them. The best way to show people your faith in them and motivate them is to focus your attention on the strengths....
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