Thursday, 22 October 2009

WINNERS AND LOSERS


One of the pleasing touches I’ve invariably found in hotels in the Swiss and Austrian Alps is a newsletter on the breakfast table with a quote for the day. It is in such circumstances that I recently came across this offering by Denis Waitley, the American writer and motivational speaker. I believe it’s an entirely appropriate quote for a blog that seeks to delve into the complications of human relationships, though I make no comment on the accuracy or otherwise of the sentiments expressed:

Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.

3 comments:

Marcia Naomi Berger said...

Keeping commitments is crucial for trust; a key ingredient in marriage, so I agree with the quote. As a child of divorce, I know the toll it takes. As a psychotherapist and marriage counselor, I know most divorces can be prevented. Couples need to be proactive to experience love and trust every day.

Rob Harvie said...

Hi Judith - I enjoyed the quote, and your site. As I type, I'm sitting at Gate 3 at Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport - a little bit energized from just finishing up an IACP Conference on Collaborative Law - and I was looking at other like-minded blogs and found yours.

Good job - keep up the good fight to NOT fight :)

My own blog is now two days' old:

www.collabcanada.blogspot.com

A group of Canadians at the Conference gathered to see if we could create a national network to lobby our federal government to do more to support Collaborative work (and save money for the taxpayer in the bargain).

Guess we'll see how it goes.

Tulsa Divorce Lawyer said...

That was a good quote Judith (Losers make promises that they break... and winners keep their commitments).

In many cases... it is VERY hard to keep promises and commitments (as in a marriage) when times get rough... but in the end, only the winners will step up to the plate, and do what they need to do to keep their marriage strong.