Getting Real: 10 Truth Skills You Need to Live an Authentic Life
"We communicate with the intent to control rather than with the intent to relate. But until we take a risk and share authentically, nothing real can happen." — Susan Campbell Ph.D.
"It seems that the more you try to get reality to fit within your comfort zone, the more unprepared you are to deal with a world full of surprise, complexity, and change. Likewise, if we persist in trying to get our relationships to conform to our expectations instead of letting them be how they actually are, we may miss important opportunities to know ourselves and others more deeply." — Susan Campbell Ph.D.
"Automatically responding to your worst internal fear is a common control pattern. Your buttons are pushed, and you react. This pattern keeps you in familiar emotional territory, where you don′t have to risk learning anything about yourself." — Susan Campbell Ph.D.
"After you say something, pause and take in the fact that the other is now receiving what you just said." — Susan Campbell Ph.D.
Motivations to Read
Getting Real was a book club selection under the theme of the month, congruency, or to be in agreement. Honest communication is an important topic and value for me that I'm consistently working on cultivating. Living authentically, also drew my curiosity to understand what their measure of authenticity is, as I feel it is a subjective term in some contexts.
3 Reasons to Read
- Cultivate the skill of honest communication.
- Learn how to take and receive feedback.
- Build awareness around fearful or controlling communication patterns.
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