Do you think ‘courage’ is one of your strengths?

Courage shows itself in so many different ways.   During a coaching session with one client  (I'll call her Nadine) we were looking at her strengths.  Nadine did not believe she had courage.  When answering my question about what courage looked like for her, she said something like "Well, I see it linked to physical courage, like parachuting or having a walking holiday in the jungle. I don't think anything I do needs courage.  I don't feel outside my comfort zone."   You may be wondering what she does do!  I certainly would be curious if I were you.  Well, Nadine has acted as compere...

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How Our Thinking Impacts our Words and Behaviour

I've noticed how the language we use reflects our internal normally unconscious view of the issue we're considering.  For instance, currently I'm involved with a group of people, who want to change the Welsh government's mind about introducing some new legislation.  Someone suggested that we start a 'fighting fund'.  This supports the view we are in a fight and is likely to engender that feeling - and  affect the group's thinking, decisions and behaviour.  I think a better term would be 'winning fund'!   A different example is when we say that someone or something  "made us happy/sad/angry/etc ".  This is not...

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