Please tell your friends...
by Chris Wesley
There are several reasons:
I've spoken before about how coaching helps on all these fronts, and I don't know of anything else that comes close to being as effective.
But here's a challenge for you. If you can meet this challenge - I promise that your life will get better...
Do Something Big & Scary Today!
Think back over the last week. What did you do to try to improve your life? I don't mean maintainence activities like housework or even decorating - I mean structural things that could permanently change your life for the better - like applying for a new job or researching something at the library.
Chances are your answer is "nothing". That's OK - don't feel bad, but recognise that this is where change isn't.
Now let's develop a scale for doing stuff.
First rule - thinking about things scores 0. It's not that it's worthless - it isn't - it's essential - but on the doing stuff scale, thinking scores zip. Things change out there - only when you do stuff.
At the lowest end, scoring 1, might be things like looking through the local paper for a new job. A 3-score might be having a difficult chat with your partner about what you would like to see changed. Each person's scale will be different, but at the top, scoring 10 would be something like resigning, selling the house and moving to Peru for a new life as a snake charmer.
Now your challenge is to promise yourself to do one thing each week which might cause a positive and permanent change in your life.
If you can do even tiny things - often - then the gains over time will be large. And - as you see that you have real ability to make things change, your confidence will grow and you will shoot for the higher scoring items. Before you know it, you'll have an avalanche of positivity on your hands.
Keep a diary of done stuff - along with the scores. Over time you can raise your weekly average. As you continue to invest - in large and small ways - your cumulative efforts will reap rewards in your newer, bigger, better life.
The bottom line is to act!
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