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S:1142 Distinction: Healed vs. Relieved

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Relief, escaped, relieved – all of these are about getting away from something which doesn’t feel good or is even painful. An example is a zit on the nose of a teenager. Once pricked, the pain…Continue Reading →

S:1141 Great Question: Safe?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “What if I’m not here to play it safe?”   Coaching Point: What would you do? More to the point, what are you doing right now?   Copyright 2017 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:1140 Quote: Humility

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “The most important life lesson I’ve learned is: The importance of humility. You want to shine but not so bright that you burn everything in the room. As long as you’ve got your light, people will see you and it’s all good.” Pharrell Williams   Coaching…Continue Reading →

S:1139 Principle: Recalculating

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   On a recent road trip in unfamiliar territory I used my trusty old GPS. (Yes, I know there is now one bundled with my phone, but I’ve downloaded a British lady’s voice into my old GPS and I…Continue Reading →

S:1138 Distinction: Reconciled vs. Resigned

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Resigned can have a sense of loss, less-than, let-down, give-up, and sadness. Whatever it is you wanted didn’t come to pass, now looks like it won’t ever, and that missing-the-boat feeling isn’t great. While it’s always…Continue Reading →

S:1137 Great Question: Truth?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “Where am I unwilling to hear the truth?”   Coaching Point: First, acknowledge that your truth is subjective, depends on your perspective, and is contextual. [That’ll get me mail!] Second, seeing or hearing your truth can feel uncomfortable when the truth is a little…Continue Reading →

S:1136 Great Fear: Uncertainty

(Great fears are barriers to experiencing your real life.)   [There are countless fears, yet few are of the level of the Great Fears. A Great Fear is noted by its commonness and its effect; it shows up in a large part of society and can have a numbing effect on one’s happiness.]   Life…Continue Reading →

S:1135 Principle: Ask

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Today’s issue of the S3MC (issue #1135) begins the 23rd year of the weekly publishing of my thoughts on life, liberty, freedom, and the human condition. Since we, you and I, are unimaginably complex beings I’ll never run…Continue Reading →

S:1134 Distinction: Signal vs. Noise

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Closet engineer? Guilty as charged; one of my majors was mechanical engineering so I admit to a deep undercurrent thrum of logical and linear thinking. Now opened to feelings, inspiration, creativity, and intuition, the major influencers…Continue Reading →

S:1133 Great Question: What If?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “How would I act, if nothing was: broken and needed fixing, ill and needed healing, wrong and needed righting, nor missing and needed finding?”   Coaching Point: What if, in fact, all was perfect, and it was only that you imagined it wasn’t? Moral…Continue Reading →

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