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


Deciduous trees drop their leaves. They lie there. Having ever tried to blow the leaves into piles – while the wind is blowing! – you’ve experienced an attribute of life which shows up in other than leaves.

If the direction you want to blow the leaves is the same as the direction of the wind, it’s pretty easy. The wind assists you.

If you want to blow the leaves into the wind, that’s a different story. You have several options:
– You could re-double your efforts to overcome the effects of the wind.
– You could decide to pile them in a different place than you originally planned.
– You could wait until another day when the wind is blowing in a more favorable direction.
– You could decide it’s not so bad to leave the leaves right where they are and let them compost naturally.

You have similar options for any outcome you want, for leaves or life.


Coaching Point: Which direction is the wind blowing for you right now?

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