Thermostat on radiator.temperature controlA thermometer measures the current temperature but has no control over it.

A thermostat measures the current temperature, then takes action to reach a set temperature.

Do you measure (notice) your current reality and just tolerate it, like a thermometer?

Or do you take action like a thermostat when you want things to be different?

What are you tolerating now in your life that you are doing nothing about changing?

“But I can’t ………” (you fill in the blank for you)

Michael Neill says, “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you don’t actually know, so why limit yourself by guessing?”

And in Ken Roberts’ book A Rich Man’s Secret, on a mysterious tombstone, the young seeker at the heart of the story sees the following phrase engraved in marble:

“Take the first step, no more, no less, and the next will be revealed.”

What is your first step today?

My best wishes, Paul


By Paul Matthews – Speaker/Author/Expert on Informal Learning and Workforce Capability
Author of new book “Learning Transfer at Work: How to Ensure Training >> Performance
and bestsellers “Capability at Work: How to Solve the Performance Puzzle
and “Informal Learning at Work: How to Boost Performance in Tough Times
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