S:0519 Principle: Being judgmental Is About Fear

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


To “use good judgement,” that is, being able to easily discern among alternatives, is a useful life skill. It comes from experience and from paying attention to that experience.

When you become judgmental you re doing something else. Right/wrong, good/bad, moral/immoral — all are forms of being judgmental. When you re judgemental you re holding yourself apart from something or someone.

Why would you ever be judgmental? Fear.

Fear is always present when you are judgmental. Perhaps you fear being wrong, being left out, being found out, being not in control, or of not being superior. The list is long. The issue is fear. The behavior is to be judgmental.


Coaching Point: When are you judgmental? What do you fear?


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