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2 brains are better than one

Jun 24, 2015

A goal without a deadline is just a dream

You have chosen the one thing you want to change and now it is time to take action and actually make the change happen.

At this point loads of questions pile up and sorting them out singlehandedly without getting overwhelmed is extremely daunting for most people.

Your goal needs sense checking, not just against the future, but also against the present. Is it realistic and is it achievable? How does it affect the people around you?

Your deadline for achieving your goal needs sense checking. Again, is it realistic and achievable? Too tough or too easy?

Are your actions towards achieving your goal the right ones and are they in the right order?

To what extent does the achievement of your goal rely on something or someone outside of your control?

The list of questions can be quite long and I therefore suggest that you find somebody to work with you. Who you chose is entirely up to you. Just remember that you are potentially asking a lot of that person.

A close relative or good friend may not always be the best choice. Eager to support you they often tell you what you want to hear, tell you what you should do, or tell you what they would do if they were you. The kind of person you really need is someone who is neutral, who can encourage you to move on and who can challenge potentially unwise or ill-conceived ideas.

This is where coaching comes in and finding a good coach can really help you towards achieving good and realistic goals in a structured and timely manner. Other professionals, such as financial advisors, lawyers and therapists may also be a relevant choice.

Whichever way you chose to work, sharing your goal with somebody else will always encourage you to achieve it because you have in effect made a promise to yourself and the other person.

Until next time, see what coaching is about on my website http://www.better-lives.co.uk/coaching.html

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"I could always rely on Peter to ask a thought provoking question that stimulated my own reasoning and thought process. Coaching has been a very positive experience and I feel I am better equipped to manage my work environment and myself." LC