S:0978 Principle: Deferred Pleasure

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   We know about the value of deferring pleasure, how it is considered a virtue and when viewed from certain angles, it is. To not be seduced by current pleasure is considered a mark of maturity. But since deferring…Continue Reading →

S:0977 Distinction: Busy vs. Hurried

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Hurried is stressed, frazzled, feeling not-enough, behind the power curve, maybe even feeling alone and separate-from. Busy is just … busy. Getting lots of things done, being in action. With hurried there is stress and tension.…Continue Reading →

S:0976 Principle: Probably

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Probably is useful … except when it isn’t. Probably is approximate. Probably uses assumptions, your experiences, intellect, and trends. A benefit of probably is speed. You don’t have to wait around long to take action when you’re probably…Continue Reading →

S:0975 Principle: Communicating Authenticity

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   I went to see a popular movie the other day and didn’t much care for it because of the performance of the lead actor. As I thought about it I remembered that an actor has two things going…Continue Reading →

S:0974 Principle: Loneliness

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Greg Brown has a song called ‘Loneliness House’ which uses the metaphor of withdrawing into a house, by himself, as an expression of what happens when he feels lonely. In the song he touches on some of the…Continue Reading →