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S:1125 Distinction: Responsible vs. Paranoid

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Of course, be responsible for seeing the truth of your world. Be responsible for correcting anything (within your control) which is preventing your life from working well. To be responsible is healthy and rewarding. Then there…Continue Reading →

S:1124 Quote: Purpose

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “The secret of man’s being is not only to live but to have something to live for.” Fyodor Dostoyevsky   Coaching Point: The question of purpose provides different answers over time. Things change, you evolve, the important becomes the unimportant, the unimportant becomes the important, nothing…Continue Reading →

S:1123 Quote: Learning

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “More valuable than learning how to avoid mistakes is learning how to correct them when they occur, because they will.” Brady Lane   Coaching Point: Lane was speaking about building an airplane from a kit. Learning and getting it right is pretty important when you’re a…Continue Reading →

S:1122 Principle: Gifts and Problems

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   If you see something as a problem, it’s hard to see the gift within it. If you see something as a gift, it’s hard to see the problem within it. What you look for determines what you see.…Continue Reading →

S:1121 Distinction: Integrity vs. Ethics

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   The words integrity and ethics are often used somewhat interchangeably. And incorrectly so. Ethics describe behavior relative to some defined scale – moral/immoral, right/wrong, just/unjust, etc. There is a place for ethics and for the teachers…Continue Reading →

S:1120 Quote: Genius

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see.” Arthur Schopenhauer   Coaching Point: Many people never know their talents and never practice them into strengths. Most highly successful people have developed their talents and use them,…Continue Reading →

S:1119 Great Fear: Of Not Getting What I Think I Want

(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.] “… not…Continue Reading →

S:1118 Distinction: Windshields vs. Rear-view Mirrors

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Windshields are bigger than rear-view mirrors for a reason. It is much more effective to look forward at what you are creating versus looking backward at the receding un-changeable past. In addition to countless delights, the…Continue Reading →

S:1117 Distinction: Truth vs. Cliché

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   This one is a trick. Distinctions are usually comparisons between two ideas/things/issues which are similar, but different enough to cause an ah-ha, a greater awareness. This Distinction is a trick because the two sides of it…Continue Reading →

S:1116 Principle: Responsibility

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   An interesting sentence stood out in a recent magazine article – “Machines don’t care about operator ignorance.” Of course they don’t, they’re not sentient. (At least not yet!) But what the sentence reminded me is that when we…Continue Reading →

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