I don’t know what I want but it’s not this.
And it’s not painful enough to do something about…yet.
Most of your attention will be on the things you don’t want.
The car that isn’t the one you want.
The job that feels like you’re playing small.
The quality of your relationships.
The business or career you know could be better.
A story my mentor told me recently helps explain why you may be stuck at this point.
There’s a dog sitting on a nail, groaning.
The man asks the other, “Why is the dog groaning like that?”
The man explains that the dog is sitting on a nail that’s uncomfortable.
“Why doesn’t the dog move or do something about it?”
“Because it’s not painful enough yet.”
I don’t want it to get painful for you.
Then you feel you HAVE to do something about it.
Rather than choosing to do something about it or getting to do something about it.
It’s a very different way of making changes and choosing change.
You get to, want to NOT have to.
How painful does it have to get?
The feeling of being stuck in a job or business that isn’t meeting your needs?
The potential that is walking by you because you’re in a “drowning hole” that feels impossible to get out of.
This is what a new coaching client said to me recently.
It hit me hard.
They’re lucky they’re doing something about it.
Imagine the people out there feeling like they’re drowning.
Who do not realise change is possible for them.
It’s possible to achieve more for yourself, your relationships and your work.
Peeling off the stuff that’s holding you back, allowing those thoughts and behaviours to end, so that you can act towards the person and life you want to create.
It’s powerful and feels very different from drowning!
Send me a message and I’ll send you a copy of a simple exercise to help you narrow where to pay attention in the short-term.
This helps you start to prioritise and take action, gaining momentum quickly.
Not out of the drowning hole but towards a vision of the future you’re excited about.
Then it’s about course-correcting along the way, noticing what’s working, what isn’t and what you want to prioritise.