Last Week I started off my blog with a series of questions. This week I have only one. What do you want? Many behaviorist, psychologist, and scholars who study human behavior has said that when we put our mind on something there is nothing that will stop us from getting it. I am not sure what your thoughts are on this statement, but I agree. It is this same human behavior that drove everyone from the Wright Brothers and the desire to fly, to Mark Zuckerberg and his goal to help people understand what was going on in their world a little better, and what we get from his drive is Facebook.
As hard as it may be for some to spend time writing down their dreams, it is even more challenging for people to set goals around the things that they want. However, after we acknowledge that it is hard, history tells us that dreams and achieving goals happen every day. But it starts with you asking one simple question, what do you want.
What makes a performance or improvement coaches like myself necessary is it is not in our nature to sit and plan our dreams. This human behavior has also been studied and confirmed, humans, as part of the animal kingdom, would prefer to think about an idea and then have it happen. But if you really want to get what you want, like if you really wanted to be a better hitter, fielder or pitcher, you need someone to coach you up.
We hire coaches for many reasons, including to improve our skill set, to help us examine our attitudes, to build our confidence, to create structure and good habits. If you read this statement over and over would you think that I was talking about a sport or life?
To perform at a high level on the sports field or in life, a person must have confidence. When great discoveries were being made by people like Thomas Edison, who failed hundreds of times on his way to greatness, because of Edison’s confidence he kept trying. Coaches help people gain the confidence necessary for high performance over a long period through practice and repetition.
“When you know what, you want, and you want it badly enough, you will find a way to get it.” – Jim Rohn