When a coaching client sits with me for the first time they’ll often want to change their life and not know where to begin.
So I help them begin….
I ask questions to get the conversation flowing. I listen. I add structure and we progress from there.
Each session I ask them to choose at least one simple action that’ll move them forward.
By the second and third sessions the enormity is replaced with achievability. They’ve progressed to a different view of their future, one filled with possibility and opportunity.
Creating lasting change takes work, it takes work over time.
You can’t do it all at once.
In fact, if you try to do too much too soon you’ll simply burn out, or scare yourself back to inaction.
If you’re ready to make a change then start small and be realistic.
Take teeny-weeny, micro steps that you can manage and achieve in your day.
Begin now, not tomorrow.
If your goal is to go to bed an hour earlier, then start with 5 minutes earlier this week, and ten minutes next.
Desperate to de-clutter and tidy your entire home, then start by tidying just one shelf on the bookcase today.
Longing to start a journaling practice, start now by writing one word to describe your day.
Decide it. Do it. Celebrate it. You’re done for the day.
Then do it again tomorrow and again the next day.
Increase slowly. Keep the momentum going.
Small, consistent actions will move you forward.
And the further you go, the better the view.
Soon you’ll be seeing new opportunities and possibilities. Growing and learning from your experiences along the way.
You’ll be strengthened by the feelings of achievement and motivated to seek more.
The change that seems so daunting now will soon be closer and well within reach.
It all begins with that first step.
What will you do to move forward today?