I’m going to share some of the best coaching wisdom I’ve ever received.
This is a game changer.
Do you have a goal or a milestone you’ve tried time and time again to reach, but it seems to always be just beyond your grasp?
Ask yourself this one question:
“What problems will it cause me when I reach my goal?”
⭐️Maybe you want your business to grow by 25%, but deep down you worry that’ll mean more time away from your family.
⭐️Maybe you want to lose weight, but deep down you think that’ll mean the opposite sex will be more interested in you and dating makes you nervous.
⭐️Maybe you want to save more money in your retirement account but deep down you think that means you can’t do as many fun things.
⭐️Maybe you’re desperate for your chronic back pain to go away, but deep down you’re concerned you’ll have to start doing chores and things you’ve been able to avoid because of your pain.
Whatever the nagging issue, if you’ve been unable to resolve it or triumph above it, there’s a hidden “problem” that’s sabotaging your progress.
You may also have to ask you staff and team members.
When I wanted to increase the number of patients we saw in my chiropractic practice, I knew that meant more work for my front desk staff.
So I asked them,
“What problems will it cause you if we start seeing 200 patients a week instead of 150?”
When you start to see the reservations that the subconscious (or conscious) mind has about your goal, you can plan your solutions ahead of time.
You can be ready for that growth, that milestone, that goal.
To be sure, some of the problems are actually logistical issues that need an answer and others are unfounded fears or doubts.
Either way, legitimate or not, the subconscious mind doesn’t know the difference, and it will act in sneaky ways to get in the way of your goals until you sort out those perceived problems.
Time spent brain storming the problems that will come up for you is at least as important as time spent brainstorming your action steps or saying affirmations.
If you take some time early in the process to uncover your hidden reservations, you can save yourself years of frustration and heartache.
What goal has been just beyond your reach and what problem would it cause you if you reached it?
PS if you liked this post, you’ll also like this one about the hidden step of goal setting: