Daily Archives: August 6, 2008

Time out

Take a minute today out of your busyness and stop. Sit down, be silent and relax. Have those around you do the same. Silence the noise. Stop the action. Shutter the voices. Silence the mind.

Do it for one minute. You have the time.

Relax, rejuvenate, rejoice, reflect.

In today’s culture movement and doing are valued. Sitting still being quiet and relaxing are not values most people cherish. What if you spent a moment relaxing, allowing the tension and stress ( a societal poison) go? Would that be of value to you?

Our lives are filled to the brim. The worry or thought is if we aren’t doing – always doing – then we are of course NOT doing. The TV is on to numb our brains after being bombarded by the needs of the day. Unplug the TV – let there be quiet.

It only takes a minute.

Relax, rejuvenate, rejoice, reflect.

Do it daily. Make it a habit.

Survival of the wisest

The leaders from now on must be champions of cooperation more often than competition. While the power to maintain access to resources and to deter aggression will remain vital, the “survival of the fittest” mentality must give way to “the survival of the wisest”, a philosophy of understanding, cooperation, knowledge and reason. The real leaders will get what they want by helping others get what they want.” Dennis Waitley from “Safari to the Soul”

The last sentence in that quote is a large part of what coaching is all about. It is about helping others get what they want. In many cases it will be identifying what others want and then creating the charts and maps for them to reach that temporary destination.

Our maps are ephemeral in a sense that they need to be continually updated as we reach or approach the desired destination. Change is the force that pushes us in new directions on a continual basis. To stand in one place in some form is loss. To flow with the winds of change or to master the winds of change and to sail deliberately to some place gives meaning and purpose to life.