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 →

S:1281 Principle: See

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) Driving to the farm along back country roads both sides of the road were littered with flowers. Bright and subtle, tall and carpet-like, and in an array of colors almost hard to believe. Beautiful. Miles and miles. Spring, as…Continue Reading →

S:1280 Quote: Crossroads

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “You are at a crossroads in this moment. A choice point. The point at which you either embrace the reality of yourself as one with a benevolent universe or continue in the illusion that you are not. You face this choice this moment. You face this choice…Continue Reading →

S:1279 Personal Need: To Be In Control

(An unmet Need causes us to feel empty, incomplete or less than whole. Fulfilling a Need gives us freedom to be ourselves.) We want our leaders to lead – in the classroom, the outdoor adventure group, the company, the government unit, wherever. Some people are called to lead and are therefore in control in a…Continue Reading →

S:1278 Quote: Thoughts

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “So much of any outcome is predetermined by how you think and speak about yourself and events.” and . . . “Although the old narrative was ‘written’ in childhood, it’s not written in stone.” John Sharp M.D. “What thought has done, thought can undo. The mental patterns…Continue Reading →

S:1277 Great Question: Character?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “What has recently been revealed about my character?” Coaching Point: The classic view is, “adversity builds character.” A deeper look shows that adversity reveals character. Stress shows what’s already there and sometimes a revelation can evoke an ‘Ouch!’ because what’s revealed doesn’t look so good.…Continue Reading →

S:1276 Distinction: Excitement vs. Anxiety

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.) The only real difference between excitement and anxiety is a willingness to let go of fear. Sometimes we need help with that, but it is an ‘inside’ job. Fear lives in us. Handle the fear and space…Continue Reading →

S:1275 Principle: Revert to the Mean

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) You learned about the mean in middle school math class. You may have even made a wordplay around ‘meanness’ thinking yourself to be quite clever. The mean is the description of what all variables return to. (By the laws…Continue Reading →

S:1274 Quote: Watchers

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “We have a responsibility to stand watch over one another, we are watchers, all of us, watchers, guarding against the darkness. . . . we’re all needed.” Dean Koontz Coaching Point: Do you know how to be a watcher? Copyright 2020 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

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