Sometimes that’s exactly what we need to get us going!

Of course, as a coach there’s this idea that everything has to come from within and we’re not supposed to be directive.

Well, I think that’s a load of rubbish!

My job is to help people get where they want to go as quickly as possible, with the maximum of learning along the way.  And there are times when that learning is simply about doing the things you might not like.

It’s not rocket science.

I tell my clients:

If you want to get to the top of that mountain, you’re going to have to cross the river to get there.  And if you’re not prepared to do it, is that really where you want to get to?

So often, people set goals based not on what the really want, but on what they think they should do.  This is a recipe for total non-achievement.

When setting your personal outcomes, make sure they’re what you really really want.

And once you’re certain of your desires, if you have any trouble getting started, maybe you need to give yourself a kick in the pants to get going!

That can be looking around at what’s wrong with your current situation and using that to create some impetus for change.

There’s a saying:

Away motivation is the key to action, but only towards motivation leads to the continuation of action.

No amount of kicking in the pants will do you any good if you’re not clear where you want to go once you get moving!