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


For years my Coaching practice has been populated with highly successful people, many of whom first became successful by charging hard into their future. It worked. They got what they wanted. Charging full speed ahead is a well-known and widely taught technique for how to ‘do’ life.

One thing I’ve noticed is that after a while constant charging loses its luster. The victories gained no longer have quite the return for the effort expended. Then, something changes.

People who are highly successful — in all areas of their lives, not just the financial one — learn to pause every once in a while and recharge. From that, they experience several things.

First, they revisit their objectives. Do I still want what I’m going after?

Second, they revisit their resources. Am I asking for, surrounding myself with, and fully using all the resources I can? In other words, am I still trying to do this by myself?

And, finally, they notice creative new inspirations, ideas, and thoughts which arise out of recharging. Am I experiencing more joy from my journey?


Coaching Point: Life is (hopefully!) a long distance journey. Are you trying to sprint the whole way? Do you recharge as well as charge?


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