Distinctions

S:1390 Distinction: Work-In-Progress vs. Work-In-Process

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.) The phrase ‘He’s a work-in-process’ is used to describe someone who is still emerging into a new state. Not fully formed, their cake not yet baked. To others they can look disorganized, uncertain, confused, lost even. Sometimes …
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S:1388 Distinction: Common Sense vs. Common Practice

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.) A phrase which gets bandied about is, “It’s just common sense.” The implication, by the bandier, is that because it’s clear to them it should be clear to everyone and if someone else doesn’t see what they …
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S:1386 Distinction: Unfold vs. Force

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.) There are times when forcing is appropriate. Observing the common occurrence of the use of force one could believe it’s the only way to accomplish results. But it’s not an enlightened way. Forcing can result in false …
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S:1379 Distinction: Fantasy vs. Science Fiction

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.) Arthur C. Clark once defined them like this: Fantasy is something that couldn’t happen, though often you wish it could, while science fiction is something that could happen, but usually you wouldn’t want it to. Both are …
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S:1370 Distinction: Aloud vs. Allowed

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.) What does it mean to be allowed? To have permission? Granted something? Inherent in ‘allowed’ are separate-from and above-below. Someone or something or some system that is not you and is more powerful than you allows you …
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S:1365 Distinction: Not Succeeding vs. Failing

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.) You probably don’t know anyone who enjoys failing. Failing doesn’t feel good. In fact, the fear of feeling the pain of failing stops many from even attempting. Highly successful folks have tried and failed countless times. That’s …
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S:1363 Distinction: Careful vs. Fearful

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.) This Distinction seems to get clearer with age. When we’re younger running out the door and Mom says, “be careful” we tend to shrug it off with an “Oh, Mom” and keep going. Because we don’t see …
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S:1358 Distinction: What If? vs. What Is

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.) A mistake many make is to be bound by What Is. They think and feel their current reality, including the dramas of the path to here, are shackles keeping them from having a better tomorrow. Highly successful …
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S:1357 Distinction: What Is vs. What If?

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.) What Is. That’s what is so right now. It’s your perception from your point of view. Amazingly most (yes, most) people don’t live in What Is. They live for What If? They live for a better, or …
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S:1356 Distinction: Declare vs. Explain

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.) There is nothing wrong about explaining or being willing to explain. Explaining is frequently the right tool when teaching, leading, managing. When you teach you transfer knowledge (and maybe even wisdom!). The person or group knows more …
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