Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa is one of the people that Michael Gervais mentions as being someone that is dominant in the area of mental skills training. So it is time for us to take a closer look at her. And wouldn’t you know it? As soon as I do, it appears that taking too close a look muddies the waters.

Who could have predicted that anyone would have anything bad to say about her? Certainly not me. The only “criticism” I had for her was that she was too over the top in her selflessness.

So for the purposes of this blog, I’m going to turn a blind eye to the criticism and focus on her public image in her prime. She was more loved than just about anybody.

Respect for every living person is a big part of her personal philosophy. Displaying that respect through love is her calling card. Always putting someone else’s needs above your own is how she saw love. Love was not an emotion. It was an action.

I love what she the “what are emotions, and how do we deal with them” question. If love is an action, then it is easier to make the argument that you can control your emotions.

Control your feelings and start acting the way you know you should? Sounds like tough love.

Published by Tom Blaney

I help people articulate what makes their service exciting, meaningful, and valuable to their stakeholders by identifying why they want to serve, what they are most proud of, what challenges they want to take on, and how they plan on showing results. I do that by researching issues, identifying clear positions, helping them align their positions with what their customers want, and managing work flow to deliver efficiently and effectively. In the future, I'd love to help companies improve on how they communicate with their customers.

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