I constantly ask myself – Do you REALLY want it?
If you are not familiar with the “Value Triangle” I am going to elaborate a bit.
There are three things that make up value:
So, when someone says…
“I want results as fast as possible.”
They are telling you that SPEED is important to them. And, if you want excellent coaching to get you those fast results, the cost will likely be high.
If someone says “I want to work with proven coaches who get results.”
They are telling you that QUALITY is important. Quality often takes time, and can be a high cost as well.
When someone says “I need to cost to be as low as possible.”
They HAVE to realize that QUALITY and/or SPEED will be reduced.
So, where do you fall on the spectrum, and what can you learn from this?
I will tell you the worst option of all…DO NOTHING!
That will ensure you go nowhere FAST, miss opportunity COST, and reduce your QUALITY of life.
An exercise for you:
So, below is a quick exercise to audit the direction you are going.
A1. Sit quietly and reflect for 2 minutes on where you are currently. Are you content with your direction & progress? Are you feeling like you are executing action items daily and living by your true values & principles?
B1. Begin a 5 min stream of consciousness on paper or computer, writing or typing any thoughts that come up in relation to your reflection.
Some prompts to work with:
– You are writing a letter to yourself in either past, present, or future tense.
– Or, you are writing to yourself as if you are someone else responsible for helping you.
– Lastly, you type the words appearing in your head, even if its completely incoherent.
– Just keep flowing!
C1. Reflect and note any patterns you find, delusions you are buying into, or excuses that seem to always repeat themselves like:
“Now is not a good time.”
“When I get past this thing, then I can X.”
These are really just distractions; distractions from the deep introspective work that limits us from unleashing the massive potential that is our life.
Keep moving – and use the Value Triangle to help you answer…
Do you really want what you say you want? Or do you want your excuses more?
Lets move together,