A metaphor is not an ornament. It’s a necessary lens of perception that allows us to experience and think about ourselves and the world more clearly. Metaphors have a way of relating to us in a profound way, by clarifying immense life lessons and truths in fairly minimal space.
Angel and I have shared the following metaphors and corresponding stories with our students, coaching clients, newsletter subscribers, and conference attendees dozens of times over the past 15 years, and we usually get thanked for doing so. The specifics differ slightly every time we share them, but the core lessons carry onward.
My challenge for you today is to read the first metaphor [Read more…]