S:0275 Distinction: Want-to vs. Should

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   If you are someone who does the “should’s” of your life consistently and effectively, congratulations. Most — no, nearly all — people will not do should’s for long. “I should not eat that.” “I should do…Continue Reading →

S:0274 Principle: Awareness Plus Action

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Awareness is the MRI of mental skills. An MRI can tell a Doctor what’s wrong, maybe even why it hurts. But it doesn’t cure the condition. Just like in medicine, it takes action to address a condition when…Continue Reading →

S:0273 Great Question: The Present?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “What if this is as good as it gets?”   Coaching Point: It’s unusual for me to write the S3MC in the first person but I am today because this question came to me, fully formed, within the past few days and has had…Continue Reading →

S:0272 Quote: Everything Is Going To Be All Right

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   This poem was written by a contemporary Irish poet who was just awakening to a time of great personal creativity. The sun was reflecting off the Irish sea onto the ceiling of his bedroom…… “Why should I not be glad? Why should I not be glad…Continue Reading →

S:0271 Distinction: Routine vs. Rut

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Nobody likes the feeling of being in a rut. When you’re in a rut it’s easy to feel trapped and victimized. Life loses its flavor. Being in a rut is energy-draining. Someone once said, “a rut…Continue Reading →