S:0697 Distinction: Reality vs. Assumption

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Living by assumptions is tough. When you’re correct in an assumption, things can be okay. But when you get one wrong, it can be painful — to your ego, your beliefs, even to your confidence. Repeated…Continue Reading →

S:0696 Quote: Strengths

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot help small men by tearing down big men. You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer. You cannot keep out of trouble…Continue Reading →

S:0695 Great Question: What’s Right or What’s Wrong?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “Am I looking for what’s right or what’s wrong?”   Coaching Point: It’s all about where you focus your attention. Or, more to the point, it’s about where you let your mind focus its attention. What you look for expands. In politics it’s become…Continue Reading →

S:0694 Quote: Action and Inaction

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “All courses of action are risky, so prudence is not in avoiding danger, but in calculating risk and acting decisively. Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength to do bold things, not the strength to suffer.” Niccolo Machiavelli, from The Prince…Continue Reading →