I have a confession: I make a lot of excuses.
Excuses to avoid doing housework. Excuses to not launch new products. Excuses to not workout.
So many excuses.
Also…I’m scared. I’m scared and hide behind my excuses. I use my excuses to stay sheltered and safe. It’s one of the biggest reasons I chose BRAVE as my One Little Word for the year. It’s helping me try new things, like acknowledging my excuses and getting help with them.
One of the brave things I did recently was get a 90-minute coaching session with Katie Lee of The Small Change Project.
I was terrified and wanted to make a thousand excuses to not follow-through with the meeting, but I sucked it up, woke up early, and met with Katie last Friday to chat about things.
Without going into too many details, IT WAS 90 minutes of AWESOME.
Talking to somebody who doesn’t really know me, isn’t familiar with excuses, and somehow knows exactly what questions to ask so I answer my own questions was totally inspiring and mind-blowing all at once.
Why you should talk to somebody about your dreams and goals:
- talking about your goals makes them feel more real
- you may find the answers you were looking for
- the other person may be able to help – you never know until you ask!
- you shouldn’t have to keep it all to yourself, that’s a lot of pressure
I found it super helpful to talk to somebody who didn’t know me very well (Katie, in this case) when trying to figure out long-term goals, but I also know that I need somebody to talk to about short-term goals, and that’s when I go to somebody who does know me well – Amy of Lemon and Raspberry (who only has 1 spot available through the end of the year, so you better get on that). Going to somebody who knows me well makes me feel more accountable and like I truly have somebody on my team.
My brave challenge for you: book time with a coach (Katie and Amy are fantastic, seriously) to take a brave step in the right direction to realize your goals. Consider it an investment in your dreams.