S:0368 Principle: Let Go Of Your ‘Later’ List

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)


“In the lobby of the American School of Paris one afternoon, I struck up a conversation with a few of the Moms there. The usual ‘What are you going to do for the summer?’ questions floated around, and I mentioned that when the kids arrive, we begin a whirlwind of activities to make sure we get to do the things we want to, in our all-too-short year.

One of the ladies jumped in with the comment, ‘Did you hear that Diane’s family was transferred back to the US? She thought they had one more year! Why, she had just started on her ‘later’ list. What a surprise that she now has only a few weeks!’

You know, that’s probably the advantage of knowing we only have a year here in Paris. Then nothing goes on the ‘later’ list. We’re getting to it now.”

Coaching Point: What would you be doing now, if you let go of your “later” list?


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