Three days ago I headed to the gym for my monthly measurements and check-in with my personal trainer. The only time I get to see him is once a month. I have not been able to check-in for awhile, since things have been so busy lately.
I have not felt I have made much progress while attending the gym, since January. My mind was set that I have not even lost any weight. And…I would like to take a moment to thank my scale for confirming my mindset. But…this was not true! I had lost over an inch from my waist, thighs, chest, and gained over an inch on my shoulders and a half inch on each arm. Progress, it happened!!!
Progress takes a lot of work. Pushing past our limits is difficult. In our leadership we tend to have the same mindset. We often see our failing and cannot see the results. It can take someone coming in from the outside to encourage us by showing us what we cannot see.
Coaching provides a great way to enable us to work toward our goals, just as a personal trainer does. The personal trainer helps me to set those markers I must achieve. Coaches do the same thing. We help to set goals for our clients and help our clients to achieve those goals. You may not see it happeneing, but believe me…so long as you put in the work toward you goals, you are making progress.
Where ever you are on your goals, keep pushing and if you need support try coaching. Coaching will do wonders for your leadership!