The secret to walking on water is knowing where the stones are.
It’s not just about planning. It can’t be just about planning without an overview, a view from above. So, how do we set ourselves above ourselves and take a picture from the heavens? How do we find out where the stones are? What’s the secret to success?
One way is to set a blank page before us. To do this one would have to set aside the preconceived ideas we all have bouncing around in our heads like the silver ball in a pin ball machine and open ourselves up to new ideas, innovative thinking, radical positioning. It can seem like “Blind Faith”… the acceptance of something which may not be provable in an empirical method. Once the blank page is before us, we can allow the energies of the universe to write the script.
Another option is no secret at all. This has been a proven methodology for centuries… let someone who has taken the path, show you the way. And the only way this method will work is if you turn your mind into a blank page. Set aside all the preconceived ideas and allow the guru to guide you first by showing you the overview and then hold your hand as you start the process of balancing on the stones.
This is what we call a coach and a mentor.
Today, millions of average people are paying to have a coach guide them through exercising, through healthy eating, through social mazes, through scholastic difficulties, through family challenges, through drug and alcohol related quagmires, and the myriad of other opportunities for betterment.
So, why is it so foreign a concept for career people in the workforce to seek out help in this way? After all of all the possible successes we all hope to achieve, isn’t the one common challenge we all face the challenge of being successful in our careers, of making money, of providing for our families, our futures, and our successors?
Why is it that so many of us are reticent to get a coach and mentor to show us where the stones are? Why do so many of us step into the waters of uncertainty and struggle to keep from drowning?
My hand is out to you. Reach out.