I am the decisive element

I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element.
It is my personal approach that creates the climate.

It is my daily mood that makes the weather.

I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous.

I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration.

I can humiliate or humour, hurt or heal.

In all situations it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person is humanized or de-humanized.

If we treat people as they are we make them worse.

If we treat them as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 
  German Writer
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7 Responses to “I am the decisive element”

LeslieCarlson says:

Thanks for this very inspiring quote and reminder that we make the world we live in!

Leslie Carlson

Mommy Glow says:

Leslie – I love love this quote. It's inspiring and really makes me take a step back and look review my actions.

Veronica Lee says:

Hi! Stopping by from MBC. Great blog.

intuitivemama says:

very inspiring and so relevant for us single moms.

Mommy Glow says:

Thank you Veronica!

Mommy Glow says:

intuitivemama, i have this printed out and posted right by my computer, as a daily reminder to myself that I have the power.

wannascream says:

I really needed to read this tonight. I appreciate & will make further comments on ur blog but I just wanted to commend you on posting this timeless truth.

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