Any fool that had once helped you will someday make known to everyone that you were once a needy. No matter how broke you are, don’t ever be quick to ask for help, let it be voluntary, and you must also learn to feign repudiation, no matter how valuable the offer.
We are making sure that the courses we offer at MITx and HarvardX are quintessential MIT and Harvard courses. They are not watered down. They are not MIT Lite or Harvard Lite. These are hard courses. These are the exact same courses, so the certificate will mean something.
I wanted to go to Rome. I got an offer to do an Italian film and I went.
Offer me water in your palms and I will drink everlastingly.
His face was pale, and he dropped to the floor so that he was half kneeling, half sitting before her. “Please. I can…help you.””No.” She wiped her mouth with the back of her hand. Her mind felt clearer now. Everything made more sense when she wasn’t so hungry. “I don’t think I want the help...
I was 20 years old and felt I had a lot to offer, even to myself.
We can end this before anyone gets hurt.” William held his hands out to sides as if to show her he was unarmed. “You don’t want to hurt people, do you? You will if you don’t come away with me. You know that.””I’m not bad,” Daisha whispered.”I believe you.” He held out a hand to...
If you want to understand someone, figure out the narrative they tell themselves about themself. If you want to change your behavior, change your narrative. If you want to change someone else’s behavior, offer them a more compelling narrative they can tell themselves.
You have to direct change; if you don’t do so, change will direct you. Guess… the direction change will offer you is not a comfortable one. But the direction you can offer change will be the most comfortable. Go, make a change now!
Your best teacher is the person offering you your greatest challenge.
This is how you start to get respect, by offering something that you have.