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3 Practical Life Lessons From Saul Alinsky

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Change is life. And life is change. 
If we are not changing, then something else is happening in our lives. 
Change is not easy. But without change, we are not going to grow. 
If you really want to grow, to expand yourself, 
then enjoy these three change lessons from Saul Alinsky.

"Change means movement.
"Change means movement. Movement means friction. 
Only in the frictionless vacuum, of a nonexistent 
abstract world can movement or change occur 
without the abrasive friction of conflict."- Saul Alinsky

We need a bridge
"Men don't like to step abruptly out of the security 
of familiar experience: they need a bridge to cross 
from their own experience to a new day."- Saul Alinsky

We must work together
"Change comes from power, and power comes from organization.
In order to act, people must get together."- Saul Alinsky

Stand On Your Own Two Feet

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Yes, stand on your own two feet. You have what it takes to do it. Do not say you don't have what it takes to stand on your own two feet. You do. 
What are you doing right now to take charge of your life? Are you standing up for yourself, or are you afraid to stand up for yourself? 
It is not easy to take a stand, but if you believe in yourself, you can do it. 
You have only one purpose on this earth- to represent yourself, to find yourself, to take charge of your life.
The quality of your life depends upon how you treat yourself. The love you have for others depends upon the love you have for yourself. If you do not have love, you can't give love. 
Do not give what you do not have. If you have, give. If you don't, then don't.
Never please others to make yourself unhappy.
It is good to help other people, but do not let them take advantage of you. It is good to love other people, but do not abuse it. Because love brings love. Because life is love. 
When you are facing adversity, stand on your own two feet. Do not fear. Do not give in.
Adversity is your friend. It is here to make you a better person, not a weaker person.
Adversity is here to strengthen your spine, to bring out the best in you, to separate you from other people. 
Adversity is a promoter. When adversity comes, prepare for growth. Take a stand. Encourage yourself. Do not discourage yourself, no matter how tough. Only the brave can defeat adversity.
Life is for the brave. It takes courage to live a courageous life. 
When you are facing adversity, do not run away from it. When you run away from adversity, you are running away from growth. You are running away from opportunities. 
If you want to grow, it is better to run to adversity, not away from it. 
If you are afraid to face adversity, you will always run away from life, from growth.
You can change that. To do that, you must stand on your own two feet.