We assume you have accomplished a lot. You would not be where you are if you hadn’t. We also assume you think it’s time to move on to better things. Grow the business, advance your career, fix that relationship, do the breakthrough thing. Whatever. But you’re stuck. Why? Maybe you have no time. The daily whirlwind, the urgent stuff, prevents you from focusing on things that are important. Like planning, prevention, self-development. Maybe you have no idea what’s preventing you from your next success. Maybe you do, but you don’t want to discuss it with colleagues, friends or family. The manifestations are many. Just ask yourself a few simple questions, and answer them honestly.
- Have you listed all the things you want to accomplish this year?
- Do you know which one or two are the most important?
- Do you spend adequate time working on them?
- Do you hold yourself accountable to work on them?
If the answer is “no” to any of these questions, or those that arise as you think about these issues, you could benefit from getting a coach.
Coaching works for those who acknowledge they have some priorities they are not giving enough attention to, or there’s something they cannot see that is preventing them from achieving the next big goal. It has to be important enough to seek help. It works because the coach is a buddy whose sole interest is to ensure you succeed. A coach will help you identify your most important goals, whether you know them or not, and then becomes your accountability partner to ensure you achieve your goals!