How Full Is Your Bucket?

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How Full Is Your Bucket?

Postby Evil Chick » Fri Jan 13, 2006 4:37 pm

Have you ever heard of the book "How Full Is Your Bucket"? I just read it today, and I thought that it was very interesting.

The book is about motivation and having a positive influence on people. This is the book's theory:
The Theory of the Dipper and the Bucket

Each of us has an invisible bucket. It is constantly emptied or filled, depending on what others say or do to us. When our bucket is full, we feel great. When it's empty, we feel awful.

Each of us also has an invisible dipper. When we use that dipper to fill other people's buckets -- by saying or doing things to increase their positive emotions -- we also fill our own bucket. But when we use that dipper to dip from others' buckets -- by saying or doing things that decrease their positive emotions -- we diminish ourselves.

Like the cup that runneth over, a full bucket gives us a positive outlook and renewed energy. Every drop in that bucket makes us stronger and more optimistic.

But an empty bucket poisons our outlook, saps our energy, and undermines our will. That's why every time someone dips from our bucket, it hurts us.

So we face a choice every moment of every day: We can fill one another's buckets, or we can dip from them. It's an important choice -- one that profoundly influences our relationships, productivity, health, and happiness.
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Postby COWBOY OF TEXAS » Fri Jan 13, 2006 11:31 pm

That sounds kinda like John Maxwell. \:D/

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Postby Samwise » Fri Jan 20, 2006 7:59 am

Moderators, I suggest you reduce the amount of characters in the above post. It stretches the page too wide and it's also a bad way to try to gain money.

That's a great post EC, I never thought of it that way. I think my bucket needs some filling up... #-o
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