Kindness Will Lead You to Success

I am not impressed by someone's ability to intimidate, cajole, persuade, manipulate, overpower or overwhelm others.

No, what impresses me most are the people who have the ability to do these things, but who choose instead to let kindness lead them to success.

Strong people don't lose control of their emotions. Skilled fighters say that once you lose your temper, you have lost the fight. Your vision narrows and you become dangerously impulsive. If losing your temper is a weakness for fighters, it is a deadly flaw for professionals.

Kindness fosters more kindness. It opens eyes instead of closing them. It is contagious, and it feels wonderful.

Kindness does NOT equal weakness. Quite the contrary. It takes tremendous strength to be kind to someone who is slowing you down or who thinks differently than you do. But kindness bridges such gaps, and brings out the talent hidden in so many people.