100 Words To:
Realize Just How Big Little Things Can B
There are no “little things.”
There is no “small stuff.”
There’s no such thing as an insignificant decision.
The significance of any decision is much greater than the results it yields. The significance of any single decision is what it represents about who you’re becoming—and who you’re committed to be.
Just as the ocean is made of individual drops, the life you have (or don’t) is made of individual decisions.
You can’t change the past, but you can set a new trajectory in every moment. It only takes a single decision.
Let the Silence Do the Work
In everyday conversation, silence can be awkward and uncomfortable. But a coaching session isn’t an everyday conversation. And it’s not your job as a coach to make your clients feel comfortable
Not a lot of growth, insight or progress comes from being comfortable.
And though it’s not your job to make your clients uncomfortable either, when you’re coaching someone, it IS your job to keep them—and the conversation—moving forward.
Counterintuitive though it may be, allowing silence can be a way of keeping things moving forward. Our greatest breakthroughs often emerge from silence.
Ask for What You Want; Don’t Settle
Thomas Merton, a Trappist monk and someone I would consider an authority on the subject of temptation, once said, “The greatest human temptation is to settle for too little.”
This is particularly true when it comes to artists and coaches, two types of people who tend to underestimate just how much value they create for others.
It’s probably literally true that for whatever amount of money you want to earn for the work you do, someone somewhere is getting paid that amount for doing that same work RIGHT NOW.
So why not you?
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