Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Quote #435, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

Here goes Blog Quote #435...

"You take people as far as they will go; not as far as you'd like them to go."
-Jeanette Rankin-

Wow, did this stir mixed thoughts!

>> My first thought was its not about YOU; it's about them.
>> Next is people will usually rise to level of expectation you give them
>> Another is that we all can usually go much further past what we originally believe(take olympic athletes for example).
>> A fourth is the ever popular 'lead to water but can't make them drink' theory.
>> A fifth is you can't do the work for the person. All the teaching and coaching in the world surely helps, but in the end, the person has to do" whatever" the task is. YOU cannot do it for them.

Enough of my thoughts on this fun little quote.. how about you?

That's my view...what say you?


ricky roy said...

i believe this is a valueble piece of wisdom to remember when going through life.having unrealistic expectations of others can take ones focus off ones own potential

T.A. Smith said...

Well,said Ricky Roy. I could not agree more!