Coaching Corner: Think small!
By "Coach" Marilou Butcher Roth
Do you find yourself in situations where you feel overwhelmed, unsure of your next step(s)? It is a safe assumption that the majority of us have had this experience. Don’t laugh when I tell you this...we often think too big! I know we are told to think bigger, to take ourselves to the next level of success, and I am not disputing that perspective. We do want to expand beyond where we are -- this is a good thing.
What about those times, however, where we are dealing with day-to-day issues? Perhaps when you look at your desk, you fail to see the surface due to the piles of papers, all crying out for your loving attention? These are the times when I want you to begin to think small! We generally go mentally to looking at the entire situation (or mess) that needs our careful attention. Don’t do it! Back off and before you think twice about it, grab a notebook and begin the important task of breaking these items down into lovely bite size pieces.
As you gently identify the small bits, notice how your tension begins to ease. Notice, I said “identify.” Please complete the identification process before you jump into tackling any action, or you run the risk of distracting yourself from success.
So, this week, find those places where thinking small, taking small actions and solving small problems can lead you to BIG success!