my next year’s motto:

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„Just when you think you know something, you have to look at it in another way. Even though it may seem silly or wrong, you must try! Now, when you read, don’t just consider what the author thinks. Consider what you think. Boys, you must strive to find your own voice. Because the longer you wait to begin, the less likely you are to find it at all. Thoreau said, „Most men lead lives of quiet desperation.“ Don’t be resigned to that. Break out! Don’t just walk off the edge like lemmings. Look around you. […] Dare to strike out and find new ground.“

John Keating in Dead Poets Society

NVC in your daily life

Wouldn’t it be nice to live up to our own lecturing in our daily communication?

Marshall B. Rosenbergs fundamental book (1) provides not only his wisdom in general. Very often I find small but useful hints which help me transfer elements of NVC into my daily life. Such as the story of his friend who was uncertain how to implement his new skills. He gfk-karte0001produced a small card and used it as a crip sheet. Immediately he realised how useful this little „cheat“ was. After e few days he did not even need to look at it. Just the fact, that he carried it in his wallet was enough to make him confident about his new skills. I copied this strategy and it helps a lot. Even my family gives me the feedback, that I’m much more relaxed, since I carry the card with me.(1)Source: M.B.Rosenberg, Gewaltfreie Kommunikation, Junfermann Verlag Paderborn 11.Aufl.2013, p.174