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: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:1259 Quote: Debate

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the losers.” Socrates Coaching Point: Socrates? Really? We’ve had this awareness for how long? And yet…I’ve caught myself doing this. Maybe not vicious slander, maybe not even out loud, but when I look at my truth, they…Continue Reading →

S:1257 Quote: Self-Compassion

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “All self-examination should be done with compassion, keeping in mind that past errors arose within a different context.” David Hawkins Coaching Point: “…a different context.” So important. Change, experience, and growth are life. Thus, the context changes every day. You are not who you were. Judging your…Continue Reading →

S:1254 Quote: Can Do

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” John Wooden – famed developer of people (and basketball coach) Coaching Point: This advice from Wooden may be among the most ignored in the world. People seem to be very clear about their limitations…Continue Reading →

S:1251 Quote: Time

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.” Nathaniel Hawthorne – from ‘The Marble Faun’ Coaching Point: What are some of the shadows time has left for you? Copyright 2019 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:1249 Quote: Imagine

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “I could imagine it in a way that felt like remembering.” Ben Lerner Coaching Point: What’s it like for you when you remember something? Are there details? Sounds? Images? Perhaps most importantly, emotions? Can you think of your future with that same level of engagement? Some call…Continue Reading →

S:1245 Quote: Kindness

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” Mother Teresa Coaching Point: This was a hard one for me to see. And I still stumble. But the effort is self-rewarding. Every time. Every. Time. Is it easy for you to…Continue Reading →

S:1242 Quote: Models

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “All models are wrong, but some are useful.” George Box Coaching Point: He further said, “Since all models are wrong the scientist must be alert to what is importantly wrong. It is inappropriate to be concerned about mice when there are tigers abroad.” That’s the Signal vs.…Continue Reading →

S:1236 Quote: Too Soon

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) [One should always check the source of a quote because often a good one will have many fathers!] “I made my money by selling too soon.” by, variously…Bernard BaruchBaron Nathan RothschildJ.P. Morgan Coaching Point: The main point of their message is this: Greed for the last dime…Continue Reading →

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