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


The past collapses into itself.

Details disappear. Facts fade. Conditions combine. It’s not so much that we forget or can’t remember, it’s that collapsing thing the past seems to do.

Memories remain real, but they aren’t accurate. A memory modified by time is an illusion. To defend a memory is to defend an illusion.

What is it about the past which is so attractive? Perhaps it’s because it seems safe, solid, familiar, friendly, ‘right,’ or ‘wrong.’ Even if you recall it so, it probably wasn’t.

We must be caring about what we put in our ‘attic’ for there is only so much room and one wants access to the important, uncluttered by the trivial. Trying to pack it all in causes some of the collapsing.


Coaching Point: How have you experienced the past collapsing into itself?


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