Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Change Takes Time

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"Our struggles are the short-term lessons we learn to achieve long-term success."

People in our training sessions often say that I am a patient person. For those of you who know me well, you know that I am not really all that patient. I want things to happen immediately. As in yesterday. But that's the thing about change. It takes time for people to really embrace change.

Just think about this example. Colin loves his shoes. So much so that he needs new ones and is not willing to buy just any old shoes because his beloved shoe company has gone out of business. He is waiting until his brown shoes literally fall apart before he buys new ones. And eventually, he will be forced to buy new ones because the old ones simply will not work anymore.

O.K. so maybe that isn't the best example...but you get the idea. We all hold onto old things and ways because they are comfortable. It is easy. It is comforting to know that I have done something in a certain way and it has been successful. But it is when we feel uncomfortable and awkward and frustrated that we can finally grow.

And as your coach, it is sometimes frustrating to be on the sidelines helping you through this journey. Because it isn't fun to watch you struggle or experience hardships.

Just know that at the end of the day...or week...or month...or year...that we will eventually be able to celebrate our success. And that at the end of the hill we are climbing...there will ALWAYS be another and another to climb.

 

1 comment:

  1. FYI - Born still makes shoes just not the exact shoes I have.

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