Principles over Methods
“As to methods there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble.”
― Harrington Emerson
Principle of Questions:
By asking questions to the unconscious and detaching from an answer, we allow it to solve the problem.
By “trying” to answer the question and get an immediate gratification we often fail.
Ask better questions.
Instead of, “I can’t do this” or even a negatively toned question “How am I going to do this?” say…
“I wonder what it will take to make progress on this?”
The approach is different.
Approach number one is rooted in negativity and a cynical tone.
Approach number two is rooted in curiosity.
Get to the root.
The unconscious parts of ourselves are sneaky GOOD at solving problems.
Give it more questions.
I’ve developed as a coach through studying the best and blending it into my own experience.
I’m not for everyone.
I’m only for people who truly want to transform their lives.
Whether starting with movement and training or lifestyle and habits, I’ve failed more than most would tolerate.
But those failures, just like yours, set us up for progress if we are open to learning.
Uncomfortable in my body…CHECK
The list goes on and on.
I’ve been to the darkest recesses of my mind and somehow crawled out of the abyss.
I didn’t do a pull up until 6 years ago because I was scared I couldn’t even do it!
I am a master of succumbing to fear.
But a fool in his folly becomes wise.
Now, I am much better (still growing) at stepping into fear with action.
If the current me could have coached me back then and guide me who knows if I would have suffered from my teenage years to age 26–27.
That’s why I’m a coach.
It’s easy to think about it all day long.
It’s easy to work hard at it.
It fulfills me.
It gives me meaning.
It bears a great responsibility.
It challenges me beyond my abilities.
And I’m good at it.
The last part took up until a couple weeks ago to admit.