Following a recent coaching conversation – an executive sent me this message: Yesterday, you pissed me off. Today, I realize you were doing exactly what I hired you to do….You left me thinking am I making lateral vs. more radical moves.
Amid the fast pace of business, all to often we are putting out fires, focusing on the crises at hand, doing the easier things, and taking the safer route. And, we are doing this at the expense of our dreams. At the expense of going after what really matters. At the expense of pursuing what would be deeply fulfilling.
Take a moment to consider these questions:
What are the 3 things that would exponentially improve your life at work? At home?
What would you need to do to make these things happen?
When considering this, what makes you feel most uncomfortable?
On the dating scene, we are eager to meet the “right one.” – and terrified that s/he might be perfect.
At work, we are eager for the promotion – and terrified that we might get it.
At home, we crave being seen for who we truly are – and are terrified that we might be seen.
If all our passion lies outside of our comfort zone. All our passions necessitate a radical move.