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TipsForSuccess: How to Be Liked and Admired


How to Be Liked and Admired

To be successful, people need to like you. If people dislike you, you fail.

So how do you get people to like you?

Pretending to be someone you are not is a bad solution.

For example, Joe pretends to be from England and talks with a British accent. He thinks it will help him get a girlfriend. Jane meets Joe and thinks he's interesting because he's from England. But when Jane finds out Joe has never been to England, she can't trust Joe and no longer likes him.

Getting people to like you by bowing down and kissing their feet is also a bad solution.

For example, on Jill's first day on the job, she tells her boss, "Even though I've just met you, I can tell you're absolutely amazing! I've never worked for a wonderful boss like you." Her boss hates flattery and instantly dislikes her.

Trying to make people like you usually makes them like you less. But doing the opposite, actually works!

"DON'T DESIRE TO BE LIKED OR ADMIRED. Don't give a darn, because if you start giving a darn you won't be liked or admired." -- L. Ron Hubbard

The Solution

"The only way, really, to be liked or admired is to not care if you are liked or admired but to act most any way you please. And you'll be surprised at how many people will like and admire you." -- L. Ron Hubbard

Give it a try!

Copyright © 2007 All rights reserved. Grateful acknowledgment is made to L. Ron Hubbard Library for permission to reproduce selections from the copyrighted works of L. Ron Hubbard.

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