Quotes

S:1274 Quote: Watchers

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “We have a responsibility to stand watch over one another, we are watchers, all of us, watchers, guarding against the darkness. . . . we’re all needed.” Dean Koontz Coaching Point: Do you know how to be a watcher? Copyright 2020 Steve Straus. All rights reserved. …
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S:1270 Quote: Fight

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “I don’t have to attend every fight I’m invited to.” A Course in Miracles Coaching Point: I laughed out loud when I first read this. Because I realized I had been susceptible to, shall we say, energetic engagement in debates which hadn’t add any real value to …
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S:1266 Quote: Fearing the Unknown

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “It’s not that we fear the unknown. You cannot fear something you do not know. Nobody is afraid of the unknown. What you really fear is the loss of the known. That’s what you fear.” Anthony de Mello Coaching Point: I had a hard time with this …
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S:1263 Quote: Writing

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “A book One glance at it and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, the author is speaking, clearly and silently, inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding …
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S:1259 Quote: Debate

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the losers.” Socrates Coaching Point: Socrates? Really? We’ve had this awareness for how long? And yetI’ve caught myself doing this. Maybe not vicious slander, maybe not even out loud, but when I look at my truth, they …
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S:1257 Quote: Self-Compassion

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “All self-examination should be done with compassion, keeping in mind that past errors arose within a different context.” David Hawkins Coaching Point: “a different context.” So important. Change, experience, and growth are life. Thus, the context changes every day. You are not who you were. Judging your …
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S:1254 Quote: Can Do

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” John Wooden – famed developer of people (and basketball coach) Coaching Point: This advice from Wooden may be among the most ignored in the world. People seem to be very clear about their limitations …
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S:1251 Quote: Time

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.” Nathaniel Hawthorne – from ‘The Marble Faun’ Coaching Point: What are some of the shadows time has left for you? Copyright 2019 Steve Straus. All rights reserved. …
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S:1249 Quote: Imagine

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “I could imagine it in a way that felt like remembering.” Ben Lerner Coaching Point: What’s it like for you when you remember something? Are there details? Sounds? Images? Perhaps most importantly, emotions? Can you think of your future with that same level of engagement? Some call …
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S:1245 Quote: Kindness

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” Mother Teresa Coaching Point: This was a hard one for me to see. And I still stumble. But the effort is self-rewarding. Every time. Every. Time. Is it easy for you to …
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