S:1267 Principle: Effective Effort

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) Sitting at the evening meal and in response to the query, “How was your day?” she said, “I got a lot done and I didn’t do a lot.” What an important message. It’s about effective effort. Some people have…Continue Reading →

S:1266 Quote: Fearing the Unknown

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “It’s not that we fear the unknown. You cannot fear something you do not know. Nobody is afraid of the unknown. What you really fear is the loss of the known. That’s what you fear.” Anthony de Mello Coaching Point: I had a hard time with this…Continue Reading →

S:1265 Distinction: Choice vs. Consequence

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.) Take your pick. You can focus on the one or on the other. You can move from choice to choice, dealing with whatever happens, then making a new choice from there. Or move from worry to worry,…Continue Reading →

S:1264 Distinction: Now(Now) vs. Now(Then)

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.) There is no ‘A year from now.’ There is only the ‘Now’ which appears in a year. Why is this Distinction important? Because living in the future keeps you from living in the Now, the only time…Continue Reading →

S:1263 Quote: Writing

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “A book […..] One glance at it and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, the author is speaking, clearly and silently, inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding…Continue Reading →

S:1262 Principle: Context

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) Imagine a small child, late at night in an old frame house. As the wind picks up creaky noises come from the shifting house. Outside, the swirling wind screaks through the trees and bushes. Is it any wonder the…Continue Reading →

S:1261 Great Question: Life?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “Is there life before death?” Coaching Point: “Is there life after death?” is a classic theological and intellectual pondering. You certainly have your personal thoughts and beliefs about that one. But this Great Question is about life here and now. It’s about actions and outcomes.…Continue Reading →