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Please don't tell me

Truth and not truth

Truth and not truth.

None of us wants other people telling us what we should or shouldn’t do.

Especially when we were teenagers and adults (parents, teachers, coaches) could, and were expected to, tell us what to do.

And yet.

And yet there have been others who cared enough to share a blind spot i never knew i had.

Of course this is painful.

And once we get past the pain, we are free to transform as we move toward our next birthday.

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The Other Side

Can we handle the truth?

1-10 written on a post-it note
On a 10 scale with 10 as high, how much truth do you want today?

Can we handle the truth?

In reality, nothing will help us move forward better than the truth.

Personal growth is transformationally facilitated through truth.

Why would we avoid personal growth?

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Dear Boomers

Safer to lie or to tell the trut​h?

lying in public
They were in the news again because Go-Fund-Me just refunded every donor’s money. They are probably nice people in general. Temptation to lie is something every one of us has to wrestle with.

What if you were praised for telling the truth?

Generally, lying when you do something unpopular, unethical, or even accidently, the return on investment for lying seems like the (obvious) best and most valuable choice – life immediately becomes easier when we are “off-the-hook”.

The wrath and responsibility for owning up to something can be avoided or turned into a non-issue if we lie.

What’s in it for being honest?

Trust.

The most valuable of all relationship ingredients.

When our son was about two years old (in 2002), we promised him he’d never get in trouble for telling the truth.

Set your bar(s) high.

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Rejoice

To receive or not to receive

Delta airlines constructive feedback
The customer service fails occurred on November 11. Five days later with a level head, i captured the essence. Yesterday, November 29, i sent an email. Hoping Delta receives the email’s truth with an open and respectful mind.

 

To receive or not to receive.

The truth hurts.

The truth can set you free.

The truth is, both can be true if you allow the potential.

(There’s also the potential do to the opposite; to not feel hurt and to not be set free.)

If you are ever gifted with a tough truth from someone, thank them.

They’ve given you powerful information.

They’ve been generous and kind.

They’ve done you a favor.

Caring truth-tellers are rare.

Welcome them with open arms.

Cherish them.

 

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How Can You Tell?

Enlightenment comes and goes as it pleases

WPS HS commons courtyard
Sitting in solitude this second week in February, noticing the barren trees.

 

WPS HS commons courtyard
The Orlando wind-chill made it feel like Winter at approx 50 degrees. Only a matter of weeks before barren reveals the beautiful truth of Winter – the promise of Spring.

 

Enlightenment comes and goes as it pleases. Often, excellent conditions are right in front of us, even though it seems distant or non-existent.

Couldn’t find attribution for this, but enjoyed discovering it on Facebook while sitting on a High School bench:

The brutal truth?

The beautiful truth?

After 56 years on this planet, a very nice paradox to transform the way i think about honesty, feedback, and coaching.

 

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