S:1139 Principle: Recalculating

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   On a recent road trip in unfamiliar territory I used my trusty old GPS. (Yes, I know there is now one bundled with my phone, but I’ve downloaded a British lady’s voice into my old GPS and I…Continue Reading →

S:1138 Distinction: Reconciled vs. Resigned

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Resigned can have a sense of loss, less-than, let-down, give-up, and sadness. Whatever it is you wanted didn’t come to pass, now looks like it won’t ever, and that missing-the-boat feeling isn’t great. While it’s always…Continue Reading →

S:1137 Great Question: Truth?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “Where am I unwilling to hear the truth?”   Coaching Point: First, acknowledge that your truth is subjective, depends on your perspective, and is contextual. [That’ll get me mail!] Second, seeing or hearing your truth can feel uncomfortable when the truth is a little…Continue Reading →

S:1136 Great Fear: Uncertainty

(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.]   Life…Continue Reading →

S:1135 Principle: Ask

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Today’s issue of the S3MC (issue #1135) begins the 23rd year of the weekly publishing of my thoughts on life, liberty, freedom, and the human condition. Since we, you and I, are unimaginably complex beings I’ll never run…Continue Reading →

S:1134 Distinction: Signal vs. Noise

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Closet engineer? Guilty as charged; one of my majors was mechanical engineering so I admit to a deep undercurrent thrum of logical and linear thinking. Now opened to feelings, inspiration, creativity, and intuition, the major influencers…Continue Reading →

S:1133 Great Question: What If?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “How would I act, if nothing was: broken and needed fixing, ill and needed healing, wrong and needed righting, nor missing and needed finding?”   Coaching Point: What if, in fact, all was perfect, and it was only that you imagined it wasn’t? Moral…Continue Reading →

S:1132 Principle: Nothing I Can Do About It Now

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   [Imagine Willie Nelson’s nasally voice singing in a darkened venue.] “And I could cry for the time I’ve wasted But that’s a waste of time and tears And I know just what I’d change If went back in…Continue Reading →

S:1131 Quote: Ideas

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “The way to get good ideas is to get lots of ideas and throw the bad ones away.” Linus Pauling   Coaching Point: What techniques or processes do you use to get “lots of ideas”? How do you keep from getting attached to all of them?…Continue Reading →

S:1130 Attainment: Compassion

(Attainments are levels of growth along a path of development.)   Level 1 – Unaware of your negative thoughts about yourself Judgmental about your actions. Beat yourself up. Don’t even see it. Level 2 – Aware of your negative thoughts about yourself Starting to notice your negative self-talk. Don’t like how it feels. Want to…Continue Reading →

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