Distinctions

S:1482 Distinction: Wanting vs. Needing

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.) Wanting is being drawn toward a desirable outcome. It includes enjoying the outcome should it occur. And maybe enjoying the unfoldment to the outcome. Wanting is about enjoyment. Full stop. On the other hand Needing evokes unenjoyable …
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S:1481 Distinction: Waiting vs. Waiting

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.) Waiting has two forms – useful and unuseful. Sometimes waiting is a part of preparing. That glob of dough needs to be left alone for a while before it’s cooked to become a warm loaf of sourdough …
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S:1472 Distinction: Continual vs. Continuous

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.) This is a subtle but important Distinction. When Continual settles in to become your norm you will find life more rewarding and easier. Many people believe that success in life is directly related to how hard they …
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S:1467 Distinction: Compassionate vs. Consumed

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.) A state of compassion radiates a lovely energy. It’s attractive, inclusive, engaging, and uplifting. Fine attributes for anyone to experience, whether ‘sending’ or ‘receiving’ compassion. So what’s the issue this Distinction is addressing? It’s about attachment to …
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S:1462 Distinction: Undo vs. Struggle

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.) Struggle is an indicator that something is off, ill-timed, poorly prepared, or beyond an obvious solution. When struggle rears its head pause and re-look at the situation. Most people won’t do that. They confront struggle with renewed …
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S:1461 Great Question: Support?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “Do I have a support systemor do I have to support a system?” Coaching Point: A support system – at least an effective one – is a multi-faceted structure. Multiple parts of a whole, each acting for a different purpose. That’s what makes it a …
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S:1457 Distinction: Music vs. Notes

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.) A gifted teacher can have an outsized effect. We were a bunch of Junior High School band members, surely no more than average, but he led us to win the citywide (of Dallas, not exactly a burg) …
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S:1453 Distinction: Authentic vs. Credible

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.) John le Carré, in talking about his book ‘The Spy Who Came In From The Cold’ made the point that, while few believed him since he had worked for a while in the British secret service, the …
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S:1448 Distinction: Bonds vs. Shackles

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.) Recently dealing with a couple of issues in my life I discovered I had these two conflated. I held the thought that having bonds was the same as being shackled. Turns out not so. Shackled is what …
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S:1443 Distinction: Differentiation vs. Separation

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.) Differentiation is a life skill. Seeing differentiation adds to the richness of life experiences. The subtle effect of a shade of paint in the painting, of a bit of spice in the recipe, a half-note in the …
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