I talked in previous posts about being in control of your goals and objectives. It means you are the only one who can fully make them happen.
The responsibility is on you. It may feel daunting and scary and your coach is here to support you on your travel towards your goals.
However, be aware that most of the work towards your goals is actually done outside the coaching sessions. During the coaching sessions, your coach will help you identify your options towards your goals and encourage you to be as open minded as you possibly can.
Look for options everywhere, in all areas of your life. Write them all down, however fanciful they may seem at first. The next step will be to analyse these options:
- Which ones would be the easiest to achieve? Achieving is a great motivator.
- Which ones would be the quickest to achieve? Look for quick wins.
- Which ones would bring the best investment towards your goals? The highest result in relation to the effort and time of completing this option.
- How motivated are you to achieve these options? Choose the most appealing one to you; you are more likely to work on them. Listen to your heart and your gut when reviewing your options. Don’t just use your brain.
The next step is to turn your options into actions:
- What are you exactly going to do? Be as specific as possible with detailed description of the steps you need to take until the action is completed.
- When are you going to do it? Commit and be accountable.
- Where are you going to do? If it matters.
- What could be in the way of carrying out the action? Think of obstacles and design strategies to overcome them.
- What resources do you need? See a previous blogs for more information on that.
Once you have your actions designed and all planned, you can go out of the coaching session, back into your daily life and complete your actions. Your coach is here to celebrate your success with you and help you when you hit problems to complete your actions.
Come on, go do it now. You can.