Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Inspire Yourself to Life

"Use your imagination not to scare yourself to death but to inspire yourself to life." -- Adele Brookman

Inspire yourself to life….what a concept! I just got back from a meeting in California, or, perhaps I should say a meeting of minds. Over 125 Coaches from all parts of Canada and the US and a few representatives from overseas as well came together and the energy in the room was indescribable! It was a way for like-minded people to come together to coach, create, collaborate and become ‘partners in crime’ for the future of the coaching industry. We talked well into the early morning hours, pens flying across paper as ideas and concepts came to life.

Inspire ourselves to life. That’s what we did. It never occurred to us that we couldn’t do everything we set out on paper. That’s one of the many things I love about Coaches. The words “We can’t” don’t exist. Rather it’s “How can we?” and in this conference not only how but “When will we?” And the last statement that described us this past week was “Just do it.” Don’t think about it, toss it around, wonder when…..just do it.

Could you imagine if everyone adopted that attitude?

Thomas Leonard used to say “Coaching is a solution looking for a problem”. It’s also a means of creativity within human form. We help people achieve their level of excellence, attain what they never imagined possible.

Just because they ‘do it’.

What one thing have you been wanting for a very long time that you just haven’t plunged in with both feet to accomplish? The only thing that’s stopping you, is you. What one thing can you do right now to make it happen? Now is as good time as any….better than most.

Donna Karlin

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