Hey there! How is it possible that it’s been more than a year since I’ve posted on my blog?! It’s not that I haven’t been writing – it’s that once again, I allowed fear to win. One of the dangers of sharing your thoughts on any public platform is that others share theirs, and when their thoughts are conveyed in an unkind manner or those thoughts make me question myself – it also makes me become that insecure little girl of my past. Ridiculous to some – but my reality.
I’ve been incredibly blessed to work with some amazing people over the past year and have enjoyed every moment spent coaching them. I’m also really excited to see their continued growth as we move towards new goals. That “continued growth” is the reason for this post. As I was asking questions during a recent session, I realized the questions I was asking – the gentle guidance for my client to go a bit deeper, were questions I needed to ask of myself; and quite honestly, I didn’t like it. Not because the questions weren’t relevant; but because they were.
I’ve recently had the wonderful opportunity to be on the other side of coaching and although it’s only been a short time, I’m already beginning to gain some insight. Insight into how to continue to grow and how growing into the person God created me to be is a goal worth pursuing…even when it makes me go deeper than I want to go. After all, it’s in the deep water that we realize we can swim, right? Sure, some may say “it’s in the deep water that you realize you can’t swim”; but I’m choosing to focus on the positive. I think that was my mistake in the first place, NOT focusing on the positive.
How easy it is, especially now, to see nothing but negativity and fear. What we knew as normal, the things we took for granted just a few months ago, and the things we complained about, are now things we long to do.
One of my boys is a photographer and another is in the Army National Guard. The photographer focuses on lighting, subject placement, and getting the perfect shot. The Army Man focuses on safety, procedures, and getting the job done. Both, although entirely different circumstances focus on every detail along the way. It’s in managing the details that the plan is executed and the goal achieved.
It is my prayer that I manage the details well and never miss an opportunity to move one step closer to completing the plan.