S:1232 Principle: Choices

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) This is a collection of thoughts, ancient and not so, about having choices and choosing whether or not you want to make them: “Wealth is a convenience, not an imperative.” “Safety is a goal, not a given.” Voltaire wrote…Continue Reading →

S:1230 Principle: Doing

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) It’s in the doing that you learn. Coaching Point: Reading about it is useful. Thinking about it is fine. Talking about it can be helpful. But it’s in the doing that you learn. What are you doing about it?…Continue Reading →

S:1228 Principle: Perspective

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) Perspective is everything. Perspective provides the context necessary to understand content. An example of perspective: Fishing can be fun.Digging a tunnel can be work. Unless you are a worm. Different perspective; different context; different meaning. Coaching Point: The need…Continue Reading →

S:1225 Principle: Think

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) Don’t believe everything you think. You think a lot. A nearly continuous stream of thoughts. It’s useful to think. But to have unexamined thoughts, unexamined beliefs, not so much. A belief is a thought you’ve thought a lot. It’s…Continue Reading →

S:1223 Principle: Measure

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) Never measure yourself by what others can do. Only by what you can do. Sure, be inspired by what someone else can do or has done. Use that inspiration to motivate yourself. Measuring/comparing relative to them is something else.…Continue Reading →

S:1221 Principle: Focus

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) There is an old bit of wisdom – “When a pickpocket meets a saint, he only sees his pockets.” It’s about where we choose to put our focus. Since we tend to see what we look for it’s important…Continue Reading →

S:1216 Principle: Happiness

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) Happiness is a response. Many look to external events to ‘provide’ their happiness. The only thing externals do is trigger responses from within. One response is happiness. The unrestrained laughter of a child; a sunrise or sunset; your sports…Continue Reading →

S:1215 Principle: Change

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) Nothing changes if nothing changes. Coaching Point: If you are stuck, why?If you are waiting for change to happen, why? Copyright 2019 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:1211 Principle: Events

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) It is not the events in in your life which are causing how you feel. It is how you are reacting to those events. Coaching Point: What do you think might happen if you never blamed again? What would…Continue Reading →

S:1207 Principle: Clarity

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   If you don’t have clarity, don’t make up a story. Clarity is one of the ‘secret’ tools of highly successful people. Whether taking or withholding action to do so with clarity is smart. People who struggle tend to…Continue Reading →

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