S:0849 Distinction: Embrace vs. Capture

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


Imagine putting your arms out and embracing someone.

That feels quite a bit different from reaching out and trying to capture them, doesn’t it?

When you embrace an idea, an adventure, a direction, a relationship, or your life, there is something very powerful and healthy going on — you are saying Yes. It’s a choice. It’s a desire. It’s what’s next.

Most people, however, spend their time and energy chasing after things trying to capture them.

Chasing is, at its core, an attempt to fill in a ‘missing,’ a hole, a need, while embracing is about experiencing the joy of your unfolding life.


Coaching Point: Are you embracing what’s next? Embracing the mystery?


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