Quote of the Week

“There was no telling what people might find out once they felt free to ask whatever questions they wanted to.”
— Joseph Heller


by Steve Straus

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)

“Who on earth do you think you are?”

When shouted in anger at a small child this question is not really a question at all, but rather an admonition, an attack.

But when asked calmly to oneself, this is a great question. “Who” (or What) makes you the focal point of the inquiry. “On earth” means of everyone, everywhere, a pretty comprehensive sample size. “Think (or Feel) you are” really needs answering. If your answers are anything other than “unique,” “strong,” “on purpose,” “clear-headed,” “focused,” “joy-filled,” or other positive, uplifting, reinforcing ones, then you might want to ask yourself why that is so. Why would you ever want to think of yourself in less-than, comparative, and downer ways? Your world is built from the view you hold of yourself.

Who on earth do you think you are?

Copyright 2008 Steve Straus. All rights reserved. Steve Straus can be contacted at

Coaching Call to Action

Steve asks a great question. This week answer this question as he recommends. Post the answer on your bathroom mirror, your refrigerator, your daytimer. Read it as you go through your day and remind yourself of the gift you are.