UNIQUE – what this means can be understood only after the fact. Which you will, there is a 100% chance of that.
NEW – the significant challenges the world faces cannot be solved by more of the old.
The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” – Buckminster Fuller
CHANGE – there is nothing so constant and stable as change. Even if the world doesn’t change, you do. But if you aspire to be the captain of your ship, you can bank on it.
WORKS 100% OF THE TIME – words never sleep. They are at work as we speak. Each thought you think is a word. You’re playing with the idea. “100%?” Come on. It isn’t known to ever have failed yet.
EXTRA-ORDINARY – experience extraordinary transformation simply by looking at words from both sides now.
THE 1,000-TON GORILLA – you’ll get to meet it face to face. Can change a mind like nothing else.
ONLY A TRAIN OF THOUGHT – it’s only a train of thought, as opposed to the genuine article, because there are no truths here, only words. It’s only imagination, zero risk involved. Time to lean back, and enjoy.
THE END OF THE WORLD – sure, the end of the world as you know it only. But it makes room for the new. Yippy-yi-o-ty-yay!
TIME TO GET MOVING – unfamiliar landscapes will unfold, but everybody knows the land has been there all along, that the unfolding is you.
To the ship it is a coastline, to the shore a ship.” – Rainer Maria Rilke
ROI PHENOM – on paying the bulk of your attention to words, which is what it takes to get on board, the return on investment is phenomenal.
NOW – when you speak with people who’ve experienced a major epiphany, something you’ll often hear is, “It took me forever to finally change.” Here is no different, except for the fact it’s happening now.
BREAKTHROUGH – the type of breakthrough that makes you’ll never need another.
COUNTER-INTUITIVE – celebrates what unites us and what divides us, at the same time.
SCHOOL – it’s the only reason why we go to school. And paradoxically, the story of the word remains the only story not told at school to this day.
FACTS – facts don’t change feelings. Only a new feeling can do that. And words, of course, can change your feelings also. With a big difference. Left to themselves, words will have you forget about your feelings altogether. If you let them, you lose.
RELATED – related to Words, and to Schindler’s Word, are The Word Technique, The Simple Method, and The Simple Alphabet.
SIMPLE – where simple begins. Before it gets complicated.
CLEAR – which is it? Do clear words lead to clear thinking, or does clear thinking lead to clear words? Which is the more reliable of the two? To play it safe, we’ll play them both.
A METHOD YOU CAN REMEMBER – without ever having to think of it again.
RESPONSE-ABILITY – also known as the ability to respond, is the one ability that every other ability is about. The undisputed star in the garden of ability. When you grow response-ability, every other ability auto-adjusts.
SMART – the default assumption is that people who choose their words well are quite smart. Like you.
SEVEN LEAGUE BOOTS –
People don’t realize we have these built-in seven-league-boots. The body can go anywhere. It is physically capable of sustaining almost any kind of abuse, or any dream.” – Patti Smith
MASTER KEY – it will open windows, doors, and gates for you… only to find out they’ve been open from the start. Still, a master key isn’t a bad thing to have.
CHANGELESS CHANGE – no change, only how you look at it. The world remains exactly as it was before, yet everything looks different. The natural way, when what’s preventing it is eliminated.
TRUTH – in times of uncertainty, where to find elements of truth? Seeing truth for what you’re looking at – a word – is a good start.
THE PAST – knowing your past is essential to a strong identity. Words will tell you more about our past than a story ever could.
PROTECTION – what words can do to others, they can do to you also. The best protection is paying attention to words. There is no other word-protection I know of.
RADICAL – paying attention to words is a radical departure from what’s taught at school, depending on the local god, divisive, and savagely detrimental to words. The only option for getting unstuck is by going back to basics.
When I look back on all the crap I learned in high school, it’s a wonder I can think at all. – Paul Simon
PRACTICAL – words speak for themselves. They are every bit as practical and down to earth as potatoes, guitars, and pyramids.
NON-CONFORMIST – attention to words is an uncommon, non-conformist way to look at (the) world. The defenders of the status quo will not get on board for obvious reasons, and it might be resisted for other reasons as well.
STRENGTHS – built on strengths within you and without you, it will change the way you look at yourself and the world around you, forever.
LET GO – of the old. Difficult or welcome makes no difference, there’s no way around it. To go from A to Z, we must let go of A.
RELAX – attention to words doesn’t mean less attention for nature, yourself, your pets, or anything else on your wishlist. On the contrary, you might find yourself with your socks blown off.
When you see a difference between the guidebook and the bird, believe the bird.” – Tara Brach
GET THINGS DONE – accomplish things that had seemed impossible in the past.
LEGAL – paying attention to words it’s legal in many countries, but elsewhere it’s legal only as long as you don’t get caught. Please handle with care. For legal professional advice, please contact a pro.
FREE – it’s free! Attention to words won’t cost you a dime, and unlocking the power in words you can do by yourself. Everything here is free, except for the tools I created to help you. These, I offer to you at a fair-exchange price.
YOU – make no mistake about it, Schindler’s Word isn’t about words, it’s about you.
IF OTHERS USE IT, ALL THE BETTER – believe in a better world and in our ability to make it so. It remains a gift when you share it with others around you, in fact, it doubles.
SCARY – the scariest part about it, it seems too good to be true. At least initially. I should know, on that I give you my word, therefore, recognize that a large part of your success will depend on your being confident that you can do it.
ULTIMATE – The mechanics will all be there for you. I have your back covered. But ultimately, you have to go from reading this to following its steps.
THE DECISION – my friend, is all up to you, nobody else can do it for you.
Look at it this way: Going for anything less, why bother?