Monday Morning Motivation: Quotes From Books

Welcome to Monday Morning Motivation!

This is a feature where I will be sharing quotes from books that have motivated and encouraged me in one way or another.

I hope you will find some of these quotes inspiring and uplifting.

This week, I’ll be sharing quotes from a book I just finished reading shortly titled ‘Boundaries: When To Say Yes, How To say No’ by Henry Cloud & John Townsend. This is one of those books you read and wish you had read 20 years ago because it would have helped you to avoid several mistakes you made. I highly recommend this book and I hope you read it soon too. I would be sharing some quotes from this book with you and I hope it gets you thinking and shifting your mind in the right direction.

I wish you a fabulous week ahead!

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“When we begin to set boundaries with people we love, a really hard thing happens: they hurt. They may feel a hole where you used to plug up their aloneness, their disorganization, or their financial irresponsibility. Whatever it is, they will feel a loss. If you love them, this will be difficult for you to watch. But, when you are dealing with someone who is hurting, remember that your boundaries are both necessary for you and helpful for them. If you have been enabling them to be irresponsible, your limit setting may nudge them toward responsibility.”
― Henry Cloud, Boundaries: When To Say Yes, How To Say No.

“True intimacy is only built around the freedom to disagree.” – Henry Cloud, Boundaries: When To Say Yes, How To Say No.

“If you continue to blame other people for “making” you feel guilty, they still have power over you, and you are saying that you will only feel good when they stop doing that. You are giving them control over your life. Stop blaming other people.” – Henry Cloud, Boundaries: When To Say Yes, How To Say No.

“One of the first signs that you’re beginning to develop boundaries is a sense of resentment, frustration, or anger at the subtle and not-so-subtle violations in your life. Just as radar signals the approach of a foreign missile, your anger can alert you to boundary violations in your life.” – Henry Cloud, Boundaries: When To Say Yes, How To Say No.

“Forgiveness gives me boundaries because it unhooks me from the hurtful person, and then I can act responsibly, wisely. If I am not forgiving them, I am still in a destructive relationship with them.” – Henry Cloud, Boundaries: When To Say Yes, How To Say No.

“Many people are too quick to trust someone in the name of forgiveness and not make sure that the other is producing “fruit in keeping with repentance” (Luke 3:8). To continue to open yourself up emotionally to an abusive or addicted person without seeing true change is foolish. Forgive, but guard your heart until you see sustained” – Henry Cloud, Boundaries: When To Say Yes, How To Say No.

“Many people are too quick to trust someone in the name of forgiveness and not make sure that the other is producing “fruit in keeping with repentance” (Luke 3:8). To continue to open yourself up emotionally to an abusive or addicted person without seeing true change is foolish. Forgive, but guard your heart until you see sustained change.” – Henry Cloud, Boundaries: When To Say Yes, How To Say No.


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