Pagi ini baca buku The Maxwell Daily Reader (penulis John C. Maxwell) judulnya Citra Diri. Singkat, hanya 1 halaman saja, tapi berisi.
Saya diingatkan tentang di dalam kepemimpinan, sangat penting untuk mengenal siapa saya sebenarnya dan berusaha menjadi seorang yang saya sukai dan hormati untuk membangun citra diri yang sehat.
Citra diri Anda dapat menghalangi kemampuan Anda untuk membangun hubungan yang sehat. Citra diri yang negatif dapat menghalangi orang menuju kesuksesan.
Hubungan terpenting yang pernah Anda miliki adalah hubungan dengan diri sendiri.
Bagaimana kita bisa menjadi “sahabat terbaik” seseorang yang tidak kita kenal atau tidak kita sukai?Jika kita tidak merasa nyaman dengan diri sendiri, kita tidak akan dapat merasa nyaman dengan orang lain.
As you got up this morning,
I watched you and hoped you would talk to me,
even if it was just a few words,
asking my opinion or thanking me for
something good that happened in your life yesterday -
but I noticed you were to busy
trying to find the right outfit to put on
and wear to work.
I waited again.
When you ran around the house getting ready
I knew there would be a few minutes for you to stop and say hello,
but you were too busy.
At one point you had to wait fifteen minutes,
with nothing to do except sit in a chair.
Then I saw you spring to your feet.
I thought you wanted to talk to me
but you ran to the phone and called a friend
to get the latest gossip.
I watched as you went to work
and I waited patiently all day long.
With all your activities
I guess you were too busy
to say anything to me.
I noticed that before lunch
you looked around,
maybe you felt embarrassed to talk to me,
that is why you didn’t bow your head.
You glanced three or four tables over
and you noticed some of your friends
talking to me briefly before they ate, but you didn’t.
That’s okay. There is still more time left,
and I have hope that you will talk to me…
yet you went home
and it seems as if you had
lots of things to do.
After a few of them were done you turned on the TV,
I don’t know if you like TV or not,
just about anything goes there
and you spent a lot of time each day
in front of it,
not thinking about anything -
just enjoying the show.
I waited patiently again
as you watched the TV and ate your meal…
but again you didn’t talk to me.
Bedtime - I guess you felt too tired.
After you said goodnight to your family
you plopped into bed and fell asleep in no time.
because you may not realize
that I am always there for you.
I’ve got patience
more than you will ever know.
I even want to teach you
how to be patient with others as well.
I love you so much
that I wait everyday for a nod,
prayer or thought or a thankful part of your heart.
It is hard to have a one-sided conversation.
Well you are getting up again and once again I will wait with nothing but love for you hoping that today you will give me some time.