Want to Impress Someone? DON’T Do this!

I just read a brilliant blog post by motivational speaker, Kelly Swanson asking Does Arrogance Serve Us In Business?  As far as I'm concerned, it's a must read for ANYONE who…well…who is human. She talks about a trap that is actually easy for some people to fall into. Anyone can get caught up in their accomplishments and start to see themselves as a little more important than they are. It does happen. This is a great reminder of how this behavior doesn't serve us.

And it reminded me of a comment my son made that says pretty much the same thing. Only, like a man, he managed to say it in 12 words. And those 12 words have stuck with me and ring out in my head when I find myself wanting to share something "wonderful" about myself with others.  His wise words were:


Thank you Kelly Swanson and Miles Larsen for reminding us that we might be good – but in the grand scheme of things – it could be that we just – ain't all that.



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  1. Brilliantly said!!!!! I don't think I've ever been able to say anything in 12 words or less. But I will try to remember this one. It ROCKS!!!!!!! 

  2. Having been formerly compared to a golden retriever puppy – not the cute "pulling at the leash" kind, more the "wag so hard you leave a puddle of piddle" kind – these words strike to my core.  Not only is it unimpressive, I think it often leads to unfulfillment… for both parties.  Miles nailed it!

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