My clients often put up a lot of resistance to committing to their best case scenario.
They tend to throw a lot of “but …” sentences out there, reasons why they can’t possibly commit.
To help them overcome this resistance, I share ideas about committing to the best case scenario, while also managing risk.
During the summer months, the AquaMonsters (the swim team I’m director of) offer a “Little Monster” program for 2-5 year olds. Yes, crazy I know.
Often these Little Monsters do not know how to swim and it’s their parent’s first time in our organization.
Fear is high, anxiety is usually off the chart, and worry is common for these new parents.
While the parents think all this fear, anxiety and worry is helpful, it can actually become quite disruptive to the child, who feels their parent’s emotions.
As the director, my job is to be committed to the best case scenario, while also managing risk.
Swim safety is of the utmost importance.
No one is allowed to drown.
With that said, and safety measures put into place, my coaches + me focus on being committed to the best case scenario … teaching each little monster to become comfortable in the water.
Again, parents worry their child will drown. But worry is not helpful, it is praying for what you don’t want to have happen.
Instead, manage your risk, and then be absolute about this risk not occurring.
Focus your attention and commitment on the result you want to occur, whether in the pool, or in the workplace, or your home … no one is allowed to drown.
P.S. [LAST CHANCE] Focus your attention and commitment by learning how to manage your mindset. Check out my one-time Mindset Workshop. I’ll teach you how to use one of my key tools live with coaching, feedback and instruction.