Thinking right toward people

In everything we do with others there is many goals we are trying to accomplish. Sometimes our goal is to just make more friends or just have someone to talk to. Sometimes its creating a business relationship or finding a  “dater friend,” that is what i told my wife i was looking  After reading books and listening to cds, they taught to first check your motives and make sure they were a win- win. Next is to learn principles from some of the greatest friendship builders in America. Ive heard it quoted many times “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care”

Dr. Joseph Schwartz. In a section about “Thinking Right Toward People,” he went into President Lyndon Johnsons 10 pts


  • (1)Learn to remember names. Inefficiency at this point may indicate that your interest is not sufficiently outgoing.
  • (2)Be a comfortable person so there is no strain in being with you. Be an old-shoe, old-hat kind of individual.
  • (3)Acquire the quality of relaxed easy-going so that things do not ruffle you.
  • (4)Don’t be egotistical. Guard against the impression that you know it all.
  • (5)Cultivate the quality of being interesting so people will get something of value from their association with you.
  • (6)Study to get “scratchy” elements out of your personality, even those of which you may be unconscious.
  • (7)Sincerely attempt to heal, on an honest Christian basis, every misunderstanding you have had or now have. Drain off grievances.
  • (8)Practice liking people until you learn to do so genuinely.
  • (9)Never miss an opportunity to say a word of congratulation upon anyone’s achievement, or express sympathy in sorrow or disappointment.
  • (10)Give spiritual strength to people, and they will give genuine affection to you.

About Cody Newton
I'm happily married with 5 kiddos. Thankful to God for changing my life and revealing where I can be better. Love spending time with family, at church, doing business, laughing, fishing, hunting, boating and about anything outdoors.

7 Responses to Thinking right toward people

  1. Jessica Pykiet says:

    Great article Cody! Anybody who has spent time around you knows that you exemplify all these points.

  2. greg johnson says:


    Great article. Points we should revisit constantly to improve us being a good friend to everyone we meet.

  3. Kris White says:

    Thanks Cody. A daily dose of these 10 points will result in a life fulfilled.

  4. Great stuff Cody, I have been working on 1 & 9.

  5. Cody Moyer says:

    Thank you Cody for the great info and the reminder it provided me. Taking in the information is of great importance but applying the info and developing knowledge that comes from application is critical!

  6. Diann Schultz - VIP Phalanx says:

    Great article! Good to be in business with those who strive to “think right toward people”!

  7. Roger Miller says:

    Great post Cody. Thanks for the list of points to grow and get better. As Kris said this is something to start every day with so that when we are done God will say well done my good and faithful servant.

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