Daily Archives: June 11, 2008

It does take courage – to change

“Courage is simply the willingness to be afraid and act anyway.”

Robert Anthony

Think about the courage it takes to try something new. Have you said, “I’m going to do it”, and then have failed to take that first step. What stopped you? Was it the lack of courage to make the leap?

Often we are stuck in the patterns of the past. We have tried something that involved risk and failed. That failure is like a tattoo that reminds us over and over again that we failed. Others may remind us that we failed once or twice perhaps more and that it is of no use to chase our dreams.

It is the stories we tell ourselves that holds us back. We repeat over and over and over again that we aren’t up to the challenge and as a result we step back from the edge. When we do that a bit of joy is taken from us. That is the price we pay for not taking that step, a bit of joy is drained from us.

The first thing to do is to rewrite the script that plays over and over in your mind that you can’t possibly realize your dreams. It is possible to realize your dreams. The plans and the methods may have to change to reach that goal and that is where coaching can play a part. A coach helps you see potentials that may have not been visible to you. It is an approach called “a new way”. Sounds so simple, “a new way”, but that is the key to the next level. The old way won’t do it, it hasn’t in the past and replaying that script again and again won’t change the outcome.

What will you do today to start doing things in “a new way”?