“Sometimes changing the game is as simple as finding a few people who play by the same rules you do.”
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Imagine you are about to play a new board game. Although you want to begin playing immediately, you must first read the rules.
What if your current life was actually a board game in which the rules – and even the players – were already established without your knowledge? How much do you enjoy playing your current game, and how often do you experience that winning feeling?
Upon opening the box to your new game, you are surprised to see that instead of being highly detailed and specific, the rule sheet offers a number of provocative questions for you to create your own set of rules.
You have the power to guide your play and who you invite to join in the fun.
What questions could you ask yourself to reveal a set of rules that would most fully resonate with your most closely held values and guiding principles?
Which people in your world that live by these rules can and will you invite to take their turn rolling the dice?
“Our brains become magnetized with the dominant thoughts we hold in our minds and by means with which no man is familiar, these ‘magnets’ attract to us the forces, the people and the circumstances of life which harmonize with the nature of our dominant thoughts.”
– Napoleon Hill, early self-help author
I’ve broken one of my own guidelines to share this quote by Napoleon Hill. It is much longer than the quotes I normally use – and yet a fundamental premise of coaching is being willing to go outside your comfort zone, or break a pattern so a new world can emerge.
Perhaps by breaking a self-imposed rule here, I’ve simply embraced my own coaching in order to bring wise thinking to you and to others.
There is a new TV series on the science channel called Futurescape, narrated by James Woods:
In one of the first episodes they will be reviewing research from New York University on the ability to read our thoughts.
What are your dominant thoughts and how are they manifesting in the reality of your life?
If you could simply make a switch to a more entertaining, engaging and prosperous “channel” in your life, what would the programming be?