S:0547 Distinction: For vs. Against

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)

 

It s easy to be Against something. The world seems to be full of people who are Against something. It fact, it s fair to say there is nothing upon which everyone agrees, therefore, every issue has someone who is against it. What are some of the characteristics of Against energy? Distrust, upset, anger, shouting, maybe even violence. “I m right! You re wrong!” Against is, at its core, a pushing energy.

To be For something is different. It is attracting energy. When you are For something you have the opportunity to win others to your idea, your point of view. Why? Because being For something does not invalidate other views, opinions, or beliefs.

When you are For, you ask others to join you. When you are Against, you seek to defeat others.

Note: The psychological reasons for being Against are beyond the scope of this S3MC.

 

Coaching Point: Where is one place you can be open to seeing that you have been predominately Against and are now willing to see how you could redefine your position so that you could come from a place of being For?

 

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