“Sometimes your only available transportation is a leap of faith.”
—Margaret Louisa Vanderbilt Shepard, 20th Century American Heiress
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Helping high-integrity, growth oriented individuals pursue and realize their vision of life excellence is my passion.
This special coaching partnership with each individual includes many aspects, which can be summarized in a three step process, which I call a “Pivot.”
- Assessing the client’s current situation, including emotions, feelings, and of course, objective evidence of what is and isn’t working.
- Determining their preferred view of the future – where they wish to be at some point down the road – professionally and personally.
- Exploring, choosing, and taking committed actions to move from their current reality toward their vision.
If you happen to not be progressing sufficiently toward your desired goals, or if you perhaps feel stopped entirely, take the leap to secure a coach or other supportive individual. Find someone who can help you “pivot” to continually and faithfully leap each and every day toward the life you deeply desire.
“You can’t leave a footprint that lasts if you’re always walking on tiptoe.”
—Marion Blakely, CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association
As you close out January, take a moment to look back at 2014 and the first month of 2015. How bold and courageous have you been in the pursuit of your professional or personal goals?
Should you realize that you have been tiptoeing around and playing it too safe, determine how this year will be different.
On what issues and projects will you take a bold stance to leave lasting footprints you will look back on next year with pride?
“Those who will not take a chance seldom have one thrust upon them.”
—Napoleon Hill, American author
Napoleon Hill is considered by many to be one of the greatest writers on the topic of success. His most famous work, Think and Grow Rich, has sold over 20 million copies. His work on personal beliefs and the role they play in success is legendary.
This quote goes a step further than his famous “Anything the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve,” in that it points to summoning the courage to act and take risks to achieve what we desire.
If you are “waiting for your ship to come in,” how can you suit up, jump in the risky waters, and swim out to it instead?
“If you know what to do to reach your goal, it’s not a big enough goal.”
– Bob Proctor, Author and Speaker
Do you find yourself thinking a goal you’ve set is just too far beyond your reach or capabilities?
Today’s quote suggests that we must strive toward the goals we think are too big, too far away, too hard to realize, even when we are not certain how to reach them. Everything else is just “playing it safe.”
Review your list of current goals. Is there enough “stretch” in them to truly support the achievement and personal growth you desire? If you find your list a bit lacking, consider working with a coach, mentor, or committed colleague to go a bit bigger.