S:1219 Quote: Trading Lesser For Greater

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “Let go of the lesser in order to experience the greater. This is not a bad bargain.” Ernest Holmes Coaching Point: This would seem the perfect example of a no-brainer. Who wouldn’t make that lesser-for-greater trade? Most of us, it turns out. We get stuck in the…Continue Reading →

S:1214 Quote: Individuality

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “Our individuality is all, all, that we have.There are those who barter it for security,those who repress it for what they believe is the betterment of the whole society,but blessed in the twinkle of the morning star is the one who nurtures it and rides it, in…Continue Reading →

S:1209 Quote: Splitting Rock

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but…Continue Reading →

S:1208 Quote: Past and Future

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “What I thought was my destiny was just my past running out ahead of me.” Peyton Wimmer   Coaching Point: It is so easy to have wishes for the future be based on the past. Many goals are attempts to plug holes. We can believe (read:…Continue Reading →

S:1204 Quote: The Universe

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “We live in a self-organizing creative intelligent learning trial-and-error participatory interactive evolving universe.” Richard Thieme   Coaching Point: That’s quite a mouthful! Do you agree with him? Why or why not?   Copyright 2018 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:1201 Quote: The Opinions of Others

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “Don’t let the opinions of the average man sway you. Dream, and he thinks you’re crazy. Succeed, and he thinks you’re lucky. Acquire wealth, and he thinks you’re greedy. Pay no attention. He simply doesn’t understand.” Robert Allen   Coaching Point: What is so compelling about…Continue Reading →

S:1199 Quote: Each Moment

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “Think about a piece of music – some great symphony – we don’t expect it to get better as it develops, or that its whole purpose is to reach the final crescendo. The joy is found in listening to the music in each moment.” Alan Watts…Continue Reading →

S:1197 Quote: Focus

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “You can’t have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.” Charles F. Kettering American inventor and philanthropist   Coaching Point: This thought is pertinent to retired folks of course, but also to the rest of us. Where are your thoughts focused?…Continue Reading →

S:1188 Quote: Choosing to Be Happy

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “There comes a time in your life when you walk away from all the drama and the people who create it. You surround yourself with people who help you laugh. Forget the bad. Focus on the good. Love the people who treat you well and let…Continue Reading →

S:1184 Quote: Wisdom

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “Wisdom is the reward for a lifetime of listening…when you’d have preferred to talk.” D.J. Kaufman.   Coaching Point: Why oh why is it sometimes so hard to listen? Oh, I know, it’s because I’m so smart and know so much! Yeah, that’s it. Really? Wouldn’t…Continue Reading →

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