Don’t stumble over things that are already behind you.
I think that just might be the essence of successful coaching. Good coaching focuses most of its attention not on the problems of the past but on what it will take to create a better future.
The key questions in coaching are “Where do you want to go?” and “How will you get there?”
So where do you want to go?
Since you’re visiting this page, my guess is that there’s at least one area in your life where you’d like things to be different, some aspect of your life in which you’re just not all that happy with where you are.
As you think about this area now, you may already be starting to dwell on the problem itself, or on your anger toward someone who may have contributed to it, or on what you need to “fix” about yourself if you’re ever going to get out of this mess. Try your best not to get caught up in all of that for the moment. Chances are, you’ve had all of those thoughts a thousand times before. Today’s a day for trying a different approach.
Begin by asking yourself this question.