S:0036 Distinction: Evidence vs. Commitment

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Commitment is a desire or goal that is strong and obvious. Commitments are useful. However, many commitments have built into them shoulds, wants, declarations and intentions. Some people use commitments as a way to get “juice”…Continue Reading →

S:0035 Attainment: Flow

(Attainments are levels of growth along a path of development.)   Level 5 – Flow Highest natural state where you follow the path of least resistance. Level 4 – Momentum Continuous motion, which implies a steady source of energy causing the movement. With momentum, change can occur much more easily, such as turning a boat…Continue Reading →

S:0034 Distinction: Wisdom vs. Mastery

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Wisdom is the art of perceiving what is true, lasting and present. Mastery is the possession of consummate skill with a full command of a subject of study. Wisdom comes from knowing yourself and is the…Continue Reading →

S:0033 Quote: Success

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant and kind. Failure makes people bitter and cruel.” W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)   Copyright 1996 Steve Straus. All…Continue Reading →

S:0032 Distinction: Learning vs. Acquiring Skills/Knowledge

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Traditionally, learning has been known as the process of gaining knowledge or skill, via schooling, study, experience, conditioning, and/or experimentation. Information, and the ability to synthesize it with experience, gives rise to knowledge, expertise, mastery and…Continue Reading →