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:1287 Quote: True Love

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “True love begins when nothing is looked for in return.” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Coaching Point: But it can be hard, you know? Until we grow enough, then it becomes easy. Where are you now? Copyright 2020 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:1286 Distinction: Falling Away vs. Falling Apart

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.) Change. It is continuous, unrelenting, natural, necessary, and beyond the control of any individual, with two basic ways for dealing with it. One is to react and see change as a falling apart. Coming unglued. Unwound. Disintegrating.…Continue Reading →

S:1285 Great Question: Becoming?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “What am I becoming?” Coaching Point: More of the same I have been?The same, but more than I have been?More than I have been; not really even the same?What I really am, but have not been expressing?Since every day starts anew and life is a…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:1283 Quote: Act

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “The most difficult thing is the decision to act. The rest is merely tenacity.” “…decide…whether or not the goal is worth the risks involved. If it is, stop worrying….” “Worry retards reaction and makes clear-cut decisions impossible.” “Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace,…Continue Reading →

S:1282 Great Fear: Of Being Vulnerable

(Great fears are barriers to experiencing your real life.) [There are countless fears, yet few are of the level of the Great Fears. A Great Fear is noted by its commonness and its effect; it shows up in a large part of society and can have a numbing effect on one’s happiness.] What do you…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:1280 Quote: Crossroads

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “You are at a crossroads in this moment. A choice point. The point at which you either embrace the reality of yourself as one with a benevolent universe or continue in the illusion that you are not. You face this choice this moment. You face this choice…Continue Reading →

S:1279 Personal Need: To Be In Control

(An unmet Need causes us to feel empty, incomplete or less than whole. Fulfilling a Need gives us freedom to be ourselves.) We want our leaders to lead – in the classroom, the outdoor adventure group, the company, the government unit, wherever. Some people are called to lead and are therefore in control in a…Continue Reading →

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