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


Imagine a bicycle.

If you only look down at the pedals you can believe you are only moving in circles. Busy, but no progress.

The view out over the handlebars is different. You see that the circular motion of the pedals is providing progress.

And when you stand back from the bicycle, viewing it from a distance, you see the circular motion of the pedals, because of the simultaneous forward motion of the bike, describe a spiraling motion. The reason for the progress is clear.

(Yes, you are correct, this analogy does not apply to a stationary bike. Those pedals have a different role in your progress!)


Coaching Point: Are you focused on the progress or the pedals?


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