(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)


“It’s hard to get ahead when you’re trying to get even.”

John Barnes


Coaching Point: You can put your attention and energy into moving toward the outcomes you want. The question is, what outcomes do you want?

If you focus on getting even with someone (revenge, besting them, “I’ll show them,” or any other form of having it be about you versus them) then that is where your energies will be consumed. Those will be the outcomes you create. You can get no further than even.

When you can let go of what ‘they’ ‘did’ ‘to’ you, your attention can be put on what you want to create for yourself which has nothing to do with them. If you’re going to get something why not get what you want rather than settle for getting even?

What do you want? Really want?


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