Today is August 28th. It happens to be my 52nd birthday so I decided to write 52 things I am grateful for in my life. God My Wife My children Extended family Both children in college 529 plans Friends My desire to learn My education My Grandmother’s influence Freedom of choice Being taught the value of hard work Teachers Pastors My home My coaching career Ability to walk Air to breath Water Hot showers Food Computer Electricity Wi-Fi Internet Video streaming Variety of book authors Transportation Garages Peer coaching iPEC coach training Pen and paper QuickBooks Online banking Furniture Microwave Interstate Refrigerator Podcasts Ability and freedom to vote Video conferencing Motorcycle rides Sunrises and sunsets Mirrors Quiet time Vacations Walks on the beach A bed to sleep in Faux feather…
Accomplishment, Character, coaching, Eclipse, Growth, Inspiring, Leadership, Leading, Professionalism, Reaching a goal, Selling yourself, Vantage Point, Vision
From my vantage point today, I will witness a 99.8% totality eclipse of the sun. Though I could drive an hour north and view 100% totality, I am pleased to enjoy 99.8% in my backyard. This morning I was imagining myself as the moon eclipsing the all-powerful sun. Have you ever had someone on your team that was a superstar? Are there times when your influence is dimmed by this bright visionary? Remember, as you watch the moon exert its influence and eclipse the sun, there are many ways to effect change. Eclipse whatever is holding you back from accomplishing your goals, because maybe something as simple as timing could affect the change desired.
Have you ever made a list of what you do and why you do it? Identifying your what and why will give structure for focus and alignment with values helping to move away from unproductive pursuits. Take five minutes to sit down and identify your personal WHAT and WHY. This exercise will bring amazing clarity to your purpose. It will be like cleaning the smudge off your glasses allowing you to identify what you value and why you are pursing it.
While listening to a podcast this morning, the guest stated, “Your full potential begins where your comfort zone ends.” This concept sounded so simple. Whether it be in our personal lives or professional pursuits, why do we stay so centered in our comfort zones? In order to experience growth we must embrace change, because change is essential to growth. It is important to understand, growth may involve some pain. Changing involves daily implementation of new and different ways of doing things, moving away from doing things as you have always done them. Though we are accustomed to quick fixes, adapting change takes time. Invest the time to reach your full potential, because nothing worthwhile comes easily or overnight.