IN SHORT: Changing our words really can change our world!
”The difference between ‘can’t’ and ‘can’ is that ‘can’t’ requires a lot of certainty while ‘can’ just asks for a little possibility.”
(~841 words, approx 5-8 mins to read.)
Last time we discovered that the general assumption that words are just tools for describing our experience isn’t true and that in fact the words we use also define our experience too. I promised that this time we’d dig into that a little more and discover how we can use that to our advantage. Read More »
IN SHORT: Is your life all it should be, or just a miniature of what it could be?
“Most people live, whether physically, intellectually or morally, in a very restricted circle of their potential being. They make use of a very small portion of their possible consciousness, and of their soul’s resources in general, much like a man who, out of his whole bodily organism, should get into a habit of using and moving only his little finger. Great emergencies and crises show us how much greater our vital resources are than we had supposed.”
[William James, 19th/20th-century American Psychologist, Philosopher & Author]
[1145 words, estimated reading time 6-10 mins]
IN SHORT: How much longer are you going to chose to wait to build the life that you were intended for?
“The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channelled toward some great good.”
(Brian Tracy, Canada-born self-development author and traveller)
(~816 words, approx. 5-8 mins to read)
On the chimney breast in the house I grew up in were a few mementos of events past. One of them was a short section of a branch with three large pine cones on it. Read More »
IN SHORT: Take an active role in living your life – it’s the only way it can be the way you want it to be!
“Who finds hidden treasure?
Some of those who seek it,
And none of those who don’t.”
“The difference between great people and everyone else is that great people create their lives actively, while everyone else is created by their lives, passively waiting to see where life takes them next. The difference between the two is the difference between living fully and just existing.”
[Michael Gerber, US author]
[1064 words, estimated reading time 6-9 mins]
IN SHORT: There are no winners when we play the Blame Game. If you want to win, you need to stop playing!
“The world is passing through troublous times. The young people of today think of nothing but themselves. They have no reverence for parents or old age. They are impatient of all restraint. They talk as if they knew everything, and what passes for wisdom with us is foolishness with them. As for the girls, they are forward, immodest and unladylike in speech, behaviour and dress.”
[Commonly attributed to Peter the Hermit,
11/12th-century French priest & pilgrim]
“It’s all the parents fault – decent parents wouldn’t raise their kids to do that sort of thing!”
“I say it’s down to the government. If there weren’t so many cuts being made, there would be jobs for them.”
“The blame lies squarely on their own shoulders. They could’ve chosen not to, but instead they joined in. They have no-one to blame but themselves.”
(1274 words – approx 7-11 mins to read)
We spoke last time about being open enough and brave enough to entertain the idea of worlds different to our own, so I thought I’d tell you a story that I wrote a while back for a client that seemed to be appropriate…