Stuck is an interesting place to be. It can take on so many disguises in our life. It can look like a chaotic workspace or home – it can look like a career slump or a health crisis – it can even look like a troubled relationship. Because it can come in so many different masks though, sometimes it’s honestly hard to spot. When it begins to be in every area, well then we tend to get more honest more quickly. There are so many ways to remain in denial though – when only one or two areas are in brutal disarray, or worse, when all areas are “okay enough” to pretend we’re not trapped in complacency. You see, having an okay enough life really shouldn’t be enough. The old adage, “What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail,” comes to mind.
As an executive coach, I’ve seen a lot of clients come up against that question and have to ultimately admit that the elephant in the room that stopped them from moving forward was good old plain and simple fear. Fear that they wouldn’t find a better job, or a better relationship, or a better place to live. Often that fear even stopped them from looking. You see, once we break it down into manageable steps – like get a newspaper and read the want-ads – then change becomes very, very manageable.
For today, stop what you’re doing and spend ten minutes to assess your own life. http://libbygill.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Satisfaction-Success-Self-Assessment.pdf. Get really honest. Even if you’re not willing to make any changes yet, being honest about where you are can start to become a slow smoldering fire inside.
Until next time, Libby Gill Branding Expert, Executive Coach, Keynote Speaker