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Leveraging yourself as you go along


I just discovered something about myself.
I like structure.
It makes me feel capable, confident.

I’m laughing a little at that word ‘just’ – how I wrote that I ‘just’ discovered this.
I’m no spring chicken. You’d think that would be something that I knew about myself by now.
Well, maybe I did know.

But I was trying something new.
And I forgot what I had learned before.

That’s ok.

Because re-discovery is useful.
Going through the process of learning about yourself is empowering – every time you do it.

When I’m coaching clients who are setting out to accomplish something challenging and new, one of the places we begin is remembering what worked for them in the past. Leveraging that knowledge can be helpful.

But the truth is, it’s not uncommon to jump head first into a new goal you’re excited about. And it’s easy to forget to remember.

The good news is that in any new context, there can be much more to learn about yourself.

Next time you’re trying something new or working toward accomplishing a goal, check in along the way.
Ask yourself:

  • What’s working?
  • What’s not?
  • What feels right?
  • What would feel better?

Be interested in discovering (or re-discovering) something about yourself in your process.
Perhaps you might even leverage that knowledge next time around.

What about you?
Have you had an experience where you learned (or re-learned) something about yourself along the way?
Was it something you can see leveraging toward your success in the future?


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