S:0771 Distinction: Secure vs. Confidence

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Ah, confidence. Feels great, doesn’t it? To have confidence, to radiate it, to benefit from the effects of it — wonderful. But there is something which is even a notch higher than confidence. To be secure…Continue Reading →

S:0770 Distinction: Complex vs. Complicated

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   This is a subtle Distinction with potentially big ramifications. Complex things are simply just that, complex. There may be many moving pieces and they may fit together in many configurations, but you still have a sense…Continue Reading →

S:0769 Principle: Pull

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   The famous classical pianist frequently heard people say how much they admired his playing. One day a fan gushed, “I’d give my life to be able to play as well as you.” His simple reply — “I have”…Continue Reading →

S:0768 Distinction: How It Works vs. How To Work It

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Sure, knowing how to work something is useful, whether that something is an iPhone app, a recipe for a great entree, a sophisticated piece of machinery, or…a life. When you know how to work something, you…Continue Reading →

S:0767 Principle: Every Day

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Never underestimate the power of every day. We’ve all heard the importance of persistence, of staying the course, of hanging in there, of never giving up. Those phrases, and many like them, are rooted in the idea of…Continue Reading →