The One-Word Obstacle That Keeps Us From Our Dreams + Goals

Changing just one word could make all the difference when it comes to your Big Dreams and Bold Goals!
Christi Hegstad September 25th, 2020

Want to know one of the biggest obstacles when it comes to our dreams and goals?

In my 17+ years of coaching and training, I have found that it’s not a lack of skill or ability that tends to hold us back.

It’s not a lack of time, either.

It’s not even fear or confidence issues, though each of these factors can certainly play a role.

It’s jumping to the ‘how’ before getting clear on the ‘what.’

For example:

“I’d love to write a book! I could help so many people by telling my story and sharing my research! But, how do I even go about getting it published? Where would I find an agent – and do I really need one? And I’ve never written a book before, how would I even start? And…”

We get the idea, we start to feel the excitement … and then we talk ourselves out of it before we even get a clear picture of what could be.

Today, I encourage you to live in the ‘what’ for a while.

Allow yourself the space to envision a dream or goal, in great detail. Instead of asking, “But how would I ever achieve this?” ask some different questions instead, like:

* What would be different in my work, leadership, or life once I achieve this?

* What would it feel like to accomplish this?

* Who might I inspire by pursuing this goal?

Suspend the ‘how’ for a bit, and get crystal-clear on the ‘what.’

You may find that the ‘how’ actually becomes much more clear as a result!

For a 5-step process to help you with the what *and* the how, feel free to download my free Big Dreams, Bold Goals! workbook – enter your email in the blue bar for immediate access!

Here’s to your big dreams and bold goals! I am cheering you on!

Christi Hegstad, PhD, PCC is the Certified Executive + Personal Coach for Achievers, here to help you bring your purpose to work, leadership, and life! Reach out today to learn more.

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