Sean Stephenson. Author of :

  • How You(th) Can Succeed!: Transforming Dreams into Reality for Young Adults (2001)
  • Get Off Your "But": How to End Self-Sabotage and Stand Up for Yourself (2009)

Some quotes:

“This gave me a lot of time to focus on the workings of my mind. I naturally picked up on meditation and mind-body techniques out of sheer necessity to deal with the pain. No one told me the technical term for what I was doing to displace pain from my conscious mind. Some years later I realised that much of what I learned as a child was right on the money”. Sean Stephenson.

“Every toddler learns the meaning of causality-if I do this I will cause that”. Sean Stephenson.

“Kids (and adults) sometimes get excited and forget to think.” Sean Stephenson. (Words in brackets mine).


Hello and welcome,

In this post I want to introduce you to a person who I respect greatly for the way he thinks and acts. By THINKING and DOING  his way, he has created a meaningful life against huge obstacles.

Sean Stephenson is a Psychotherapist and Professional Speaker with a mission to banish self-doubt and insecurity in the lives of as many people as possible. (Me too). He starts with the source of his own struggle, a rare and painful disease, (osteogenesis  imperfecta), that causes his bones to weaken and break very easily. He is only 3 ft. tall and is confined to a wheelchair but Sean offers a structured and practical approach to ending, self -sabotage thinking.

I have added some (words in brackets)  in the transcript below to help you to see that your thinking and you actions determine what you achieve in life. Why? Because before you can DO anything you have to ‘think it’ first. Try DOING  anything without first 'thinking' the words.  You have to think before you can do that's how we all 'work. That’s all from me now, because Sean is the guy whose message is the most important for you in this Post.


The transcript from a video that Sean made. (I added the words in brackets)

“Hi, I’m Sean Stephenson. I’m from Chicago, Illinois. I just recently published a book called, “Get Off Your ‘But,’” so if you say (think) things   like, “I would do this, but I can’t.” OR “I would be happy and successful, but I’m too young.” OR “But, I don’t have the right parents.” OR “But, I’m not tall enough.” OR “But I’m not pretty enough.” then this book is for you.

Everybody has a “but”. It’s that self-sabotaging experience.

So, my advice to a young adult (any person) on this planet is catch yourself whenever you’re sitting back on your “but.” When you’re telling (thinking to) yourself that you’re not good enough, you’re not powerful enough, you’re not attractive enough. Stop that in its tracks. Get up off of that “but” and take a stand, because you need to be playing much larger with your life. Not so that you can have more fun. That will be a by-product.

Do it so that you can nudge humanity one more inch closer to what it needs to be. I don’t care how old you are. You should not be looking at what you can’t do. You need to be looking at what you can do.

I don’t care how old you are. In fact, I got started young. I wrote my first book before the age of 21. And I’ve done a lot of things that I’m proud of. But, the greatest is, I’ve never let the external conditions define who I am; and you shouldn’t either.

So, make sure that you get up off your “but,” and find out  what you’re really supposed to be doing on this planet, You might change your mind a million times. That’s OK, as long as you’re heading forward in your life. If you can do that, you’re doing it perfectly.

I’m Sean Stephenson in Necker Island, in the middle of paradise. Good night".

End of transcript.

See the video through  the link below:

Now, 1. Read this Post and watch the video, again,  and again, and again and again ...........................                   2. THINK and DO  what you will then 'know'. You now got control of CAUSE  and EFFECT in your life.  Use them well.

 Beneficially yours, always,

Phil Soffé

Thought Master and Mentor

"What you think and what you do, determine what becomes of you." Me.

P.S. Read more of my Posts and you will see that, like Sean, I believe that we are all much more capable than we ever attempt to be. My 'thing' is the direct connection between what  goes on in my/your head, my/your thoughts, and what happens when we act on them, something always does. There is a direct connection between what and how we think and what we do with those thoughts. If we act on them, DO them, something will happen, an EFFECT will take place in your life. It's simple CAUSE and EFFECT.  If we don't act on, DO, any thought then nothing happens, no EFFECT  takes place. That's where your/my/everyone's power lies. You and only you have control of what you think and what you do.

About philinspain

A self - help addict for the last forty years. I have spent the last five years seeking for, and finding, the essential, central and most effective tools that empower personal change. My mission is to, inform serve, help and teach others what I know. Why? Because, you can't use what you don't know. So let me tell you what you need to know through this blog. Albert Einstein knows the truth, but............. it ain't Rocket Science.
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