S:1295 Principle: Anniversaries

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) Another S3MC addressed milestones. Anniversaries are similar to milestones, sharing many attributes, while having an important difference. There are countless kinds of anniversaries. Wedding anniversaries, of course. Also, the start date of a business; marking Twelve Step sobriety; birthday…Continue Reading →

S:1291 Principle: Milestones

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) Milestones can be of any size, any significance. A milestone’s importance is personal. Birthdays, starting dates, finals, one-of-a-kinds – their significance depends on how you view them, your perspective, your positionality. Some may be shared by others and thus…Continue Reading →

S:1290 Principle: Learning

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) Some lessons are learned more deeply than others. The deepest usually have strong emotions. Rarely is a lesson learned by only hearing advice. Case in point is about boots. Or more correctly about scorpions in boots. I had heard…Continue Reading →

S:1288 Principle: Making Progress

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) Stuck while improving something recently I bumped into an old bit of wisdom which helped me get moving. Paraphrasing – when you have a problem you do not understand, do any part of it you do understand, then look…Continue Reading →

S:1284 Principle: The Best He Could Be

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) We were talking about his late father, specifically the relentless way his father had pushed him to excel, when he casually said, “He wanted me to be the best he could be.” Whoa! What did you say? “…the best…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: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:1271 Principle: Comfort Zone

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) Rather than trying to grow by pushing yourself out of your comfort zone (common advice) how about simply expanding your comfort zone? There are many ways. Give up the push. That may be hard for some because their conditioning…Continue Reading →

S:1268 Principle: Time

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) We have an infinite number of ways to allocate the finite time we have. Coaching Point: How are you allocating your finite time? Has your criteria for allocation changed over time? Copyright 2020 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

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 →

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