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S:1189 Distinction: To Age vs. Be Old

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   This Distinction zeroes in on attitude rather than years. Sure, you will age, but old is a function of more than the calendar. I got to see this up close when a long-time friend started ‘getting…Continue Reading →

S:1188 Quote: Choosing to Be Happy

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “There comes a time in your life when you walk away from all the drama and the people who create it. You surround yourself with people who help you laugh. Forget the bad. Focus on the good. Love the people who treat you well and let…Continue Reading →

S:1187 Principle: Self-Awareness

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   As I sat down to write this S3MC I started, as usual, with a search of today’s topic in the database of past issues to see what I had already written related to it. (The database is bigger…Continue Reading →

S:1186 Great Fear: Of Being Overwhelmed

(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.]   This Great…Continue Reading →

S:1185 Distinction: Discern vs. Judge

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   One of the most useful skills one can develop is discernment. The skill takes desire – you must want it. It takes awareness – you must be able to feel. And it takes self-esteem – you…Continue Reading →

S:1184 Quote: Wisdom

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “Wisdom is the reward for a lifetime of listening…when you’d have preferred to talk.” D.J. Kaufman.   Coaching Point: Why oh why is it sometimes so hard to listen? Oh, I know, it’s because I’m so smart and know so much! Yeah, that’s it. Really? Wouldn’t…Continue Reading →

S:1183 Distinction: Why vs. Should

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Imagine (or remember) someone lecturing you, perhaps while shaking their finger at you, and telling what you should do, should have done, shouldn’t do, or shouldn’t have done. What kind of feelings does that image evoke…Continue Reading →

S:1182 Attainment: Gotten

(Attainments are levels of growth along a path of development.)   Level 1 – Ignored. Unseen. Not noticed. Transparent. Feeling separate-from. Possibly alone and may be lonely. Level 2 – Recognized. Beginning to be noticed, maybe even included. You can imagine you are becoming part-of. Level 3 – Heard. Others listen to what you have…Continue Reading →

S:1181 Principle: Abundant

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   A sentence in a book caught my attention recently: “Life lies open to me, rich, full and abundant.” What hit me was how different people might respond differently to it. Some might think, “Yes, that’s true for me”…Continue Reading →

S:1180 Great Question: Probable?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “What do I need to do to change a possible into a probable?”   Coaching Point: Lots of outcomes are possible. That’s the nature of the universe; it’s a great big wonderful smorgasbord of possibilities. Out of all the possibilities only a few will…Continue Reading →

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