Israeli President Shimon Peres expressed his views on this topic in an interview with Gallup:
“ What you have to think of is the potential of the person, not his appearance. And if you can discover hidden potentials, that can make a great difference to your organization. You have to distinguish between loyalty and brilliance. Most leaders prefer loyalty over brilliance; they’re afraid that they’re going to be undercut.
Reflect, or restate the message back to the speaker
“ Listening is a rare happening among human beings. You cannot listen to the word another is speaking if you are preoccupied with your appearance, or with impressing the other, or are trying to decide what you are going to say when the other stops talking, or are debating about whether what is being said is true or relevant or agreeable. Such matters have their place, but only after listening to the word as the word is being uttered.” - William Stringfellow
“ Everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo. We believe in thinking differently. The way we challenge the status quo is by making our products beautifully designed, simple to use and user friendly. We just happen to make great computers”.
I want to lose 10 lbs and tone my muscles for my spring break trip to Hawaii. Since I only have 3 months to prepare, I will stop eating all junk food immediately, exercise 5 days a week, and drink protein shakes after every workout. This will allow me to have a great time on my vacation! And maybe I’ll keep this up when I get back if I enjoy it!
OR I believe that a healthy lifestyle is a liberating and enjoyable way to experience life. I believe in defining my health and living my life on my own terms. Hence, I will experiment with various fitness and nutrition programs until I discover what I enjoy most and what works best. This will motivate me to live each day to it’s fullest, and make each day better than the last.