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


A few days ago a speaker used, in passing, the phrase, “We can do better.” For some reason it lodged in me. Now I see why.

We are, each in our unique way, on the journey of our lives. That journey is energized to be an upward, enlightening, joyous one or a diminishing, downward, struggling one.

The energy comes from inside and outside of us, our environment and maybe more importantly our internal dialogue.

To hear “You can do better” in a lecturing, judgmental, parental, finger-wagging tone is sure to drive you, or keep you, down.

To hear “You can do better” with a delivery and tone that is positive and encouraging is supportive and uplifting.

The phrase is the same. The difference is in the delivery.


Coaching Point: What do you feel when you say to yourself, “I can do better”?


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