S:1357 Distinction: What Is vs. What If?

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


What Is. That’s what is so right now. It’s your perception from your point of view. Amazingly most (yes, most) people don’t live in What Is.

They live for What If? They live for a better, or at least different, tomorrow. Somehow right now is not acceptable, only the promise of tomorrow.

However, tomorrows are more easily created on a clear-eyed base of What Is. When you see what right now really is – even the stinky bits – and own it all, you are then building your tomorrows on stronger foundations.

If you perceive that What Is is too uncomfortable to be with so that you don’t fully embrace it, you’re likely to have your What If’s turn out not too well.


Coaching Point: Can you make a list of your major What Is’s?


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