I am mostly writing this summary for myself and a few of my friends, all the views are my perspective, you might have read the book and your views may or may not be different. After all, we are all humans, that's what this book is all about.
“Each of us has many, many maps in our head, which can be divided into two main categories: maps of the way things are, or realities, and maps of the way things should be, or values.”
“Inside-Out" means to start first with self; even more fundamentally, to start with the most inside part of self — with your paradigms, your character, and your motives.”
- direct control (problems involving our behavior);
- indirect control (problems involving other people's behavior);
- no control (problems we can do nothing about, such as our past or situational realities)
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life; dream of it; think of it; live on that idea. Let the brain, the body, muscles, nerves, every part of your body be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone.
Synergy means that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Synergistic communication is when you communicate synergistically; you are simply opening your mind and heart and expressions to new possibilities, new alternatives, new options.
“Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny,”
Trust is the highest form of human motivation
Between stimulus and response, man has the freedom to choose.
“Principles are not practices, practices are situationally specific, principles are deep, fundamental truths that have universal application. ”
"A thousand-mile journey beings at first step."
“No one can hurt you without your consent.”