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S:1291 Principle: Milestones

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) Milestones can be of any size, any significance. A milestone’s importance is personal. Birthdays, starting dates, finals, one-of-a-kinds – their significance depends on how you view them, your perspective, your positionality. Some may be shared by others and thus…Continue Reading →

S:1290 Principle: Learning

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) Some lessons are learned more deeply than others. The deepest usually have strong emotions. Rarely is a lesson learned by only hearing advice. Case in point is about boots. Or more correctly about scorpions in boots. I had heard…Continue Reading →

S:1289 Personal Need: To Be Respected

(An unmet Need causes us to feel empty, incomplete, or less than whole. Fulfilling a Need gives us freedom to be ourselves.) There is nothing wrong – and much right – with being respected. To have earned the respect of your family, friends, and peers is a delightful part of life. Respect lubricates connections. It’s…Continue Reading →

S:1288 Principle: Making Progress

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) Stuck while improving something recently I bumped into an old bit of wisdom which helped me get moving. Paraphrasing – when you have a problem you do not understand, do any part of it you do understand, then look…Continue Reading →

S:1287 Quote: True Love

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “True love begins when nothing is looked for in return.” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Coaching Point: But it can be hard, you know? Until we grow enough, then it becomes easy. Where are you now? Copyright 2020 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:1286 Distinction: Falling Away vs. Falling Apart

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.) Change. It is continuous, unrelenting, natural, necessary, and beyond the control of any individual, with two basic ways for dealing with it. One is to react and see change as a falling apart. Coming unglued. Unwound. Disintegrating.…Continue Reading →

S:1285 Great Question: Becoming?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “What am I becoming?” Coaching Point: More of the same I have been?The same, but more than I have been?More than I have been; not really even the same?What I really am, but have not been expressing?Since every day starts anew and life is a…Continue Reading →

S:1284 Principle: The Best He Could Be

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) We were talking about his late father, specifically the relentless way his father had pushed him to excel, when he casually said, “He wanted me to be the best he could be.” Whoa! What did you say? “…the best…Continue Reading →

S:1283 Quote: Act

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “The most difficult thing is the decision to act. The rest is merely tenacity.” “…decide…whether or not the goal is worth the risks involved. If it is, stop worrying….” “Worry retards reaction and makes clear-cut decisions impossible.” “Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace,…Continue Reading →

S:1282 Great Fear: Of Being Vulnerable

(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.] What do you…Continue Reading →

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