It was Thomas Edison the great American inventor, scientist and businessman who said ‘If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literarily astound ourselves’
This week as the summer Olympics gets off to a rousing start, top athletes from all over the world will converge on the city of London to compete for over 300 gold medals in 26 sports.
From the field of business to politics, top salesmen and statesmen like top athletes employ the services of highly trained professional coaches to reach the top of their game. Entrepreneurs, entertainers and sportspersons achieve incredible feats with coaches alongside to inspire encourage and empower success beyond their wildest dreams.
You may be sitting where you are and saying in your mind ‘I’m secure where I am and I don’t want to win an Olympic gold medal. ‘Don’t sit and think but close your eyes and see yourself achieving true greatness and making a real difference in the world’. I hear you say ‘who me?’ and to that I say yes you.
A personal coach will help you discover what you truly want to do, determine the steps you need to take and stand by you as you deliver on the promises you have made to yourself.
Together with your coach you will:
- Get to know one another and build the foundation for a trusting relationship.
- Discover where you are at present and determine what is important to you.
- Focus on what you want to achieve and establish an action plan for moving forward.
- Receive the support and encouragement needed to implement your plan and achieve your goals.
- Evaluate your progress, celebrate your wins and revise your plans
As you walk your talk, your coach will be alongside you urging you to persist and persevere through every obstacle along the way.
I leave you with this gem. The larger and stronger a ship, the longer it takes to turn around. Quite often we think we need a 180 degree turnaround when what we need is a tiny adjustment in course, which over time and distance makes a huge difference in where we end up. Dramatic change is often difficult, costly and not always useful.
Think of your life as a large ship. Start now, engage the service of a coach and begin to make the small shifts that will ultimately make the big difference in your future.
Question. Have you ever been coached in any area of your life?