No too long ago I was coaching a client in his late sixties and he said something in passing. I paused and asked, “What did you just say, can you repeat that?”
I’m not going to share what he told me–but it was about a life-long dream he’s had but never done anything with.
Now he’s retired and has plenty of time. In fact he’s been retired for five years but he wasn’t doing anything about his “passion.”
I’ve discovered that everyone has a dream, but even if someone told me they didn’t have a dream, they’ve had ideas they’ve wanted to pursue before.
Everyone has good ideas, things they’d like to do, create or achieve.
Yet we all know that most ideas aren’t given their due. They’re soon buried under the routine and demands of day to day living.
Why is that?
There are several reasons, but one of the key reasons has to do with how much that person believes in themselves or their ability to achieve their idea.
A few days ago I came across the advice from the coach of the William’s sisters (Selena and Venus) who are, of course, superstars in the tennis world.
(I’m sorry to say I was in a hurry and didn’t document the newsletter this came from. If you know the source, please let me know so I can give due credit.)
Here it is:
“I spoke with a tennis coach who got the chance to sit down
with the coach of the Williams sister (their father, Richard). He
asked him, “What do you see as the key to coaching young players to
success?” Richard answered, and I’m paraphrasing here, “There’s
plenty of coaching about the fundamentals. What’s missing is getting
young players to realize that they can be and do anything they want,
that anything is possible for them.”
I wonder what we would all be like if we had someone telling us this every day?
If you don’t, and most don’t, you can give yourself this message every day.
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