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The Power of Internal Dialogue

Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true. – Brian Tracy This reminds me of something I’ve heard more than once: if people talked to you the way you sometimes (/often) talk to yourself you’d punch them in the face. And it’s true. Our self-talk sometimes (/often) sucks. And it matters. …

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Look Forward, Mostly

Never look back unless you are planning to go that way. – Henry David Thoreau There’s a reason why the windshield is so much larger than the rear-view mirror. Ever think about why the rear-view mirror isn’t larger in a car? Probably not, because it’s just about the right size. We can learn a lot …

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Go Beyond Mere Action

Not everything requires (just) “action.” So often the result of considering a problem or goal is asking: “What are you going to do about it?” It’s a useful question, for the most part. But it’s a micro strategy. Long-standing problems or significant goals require something more than micro – they require a combination of mindset, …

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Practice Makes . . . ?

So many people have heard the old saw “practice makes perfect.” It’s wrong. Just. Plain. Wrong. I was watching a Tim Ferriss Four Hour Life video and he quoted a top chef who says: “practice makes permanent.” It’s true. Absolutely 100% true. What you train, you ingrain. Whatever you practice creates muscle memory and neural pathways …

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You Can’t Change Anyone

You can persuade/force/coerce someone to change their behavior, but that doesn’t equal change. Actual change, lasting change, comes from within. It is something that the person must authentically want. Otherwise, it’s just temporary behavior change . . . .

Your Infinite Heart

When you begin to touch your heart or let your heart be touched, you begin to discover that it’s bottomless, that it doesn’t have any resolution, that this heart is huge, vast, and limitless. You begin to discover how much warmth and gentleness is there, as well as how much space. – Pema Chodron Do …

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