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


One use of the word “issue” is to describe a situation with a certain importance or energy beyond its true significance. You are said to “make something into an issue.” News organizations are famous for elevating the ordinary into an issue. So are politicians, especially during their election campaigns.

Everything that is an issue is also simply an “is.” An “is” is what is so, right now. It is reality without the spin. It is the truth, whether you like it or not. An “is” lacks the opinion and prejudice which accompanies an issue.

To see what is so, without judging, defuses issues. Any time you see an issue developing remember that the word “Issue” starts with “Is.”

Look for the is.


Copyright 2002 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.