“Alice: Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?
The Cheshire Cat: That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.
Alice: I don’t much care where.
The Cheshire Cat: Then it doesn’t much matter which way you go.
Alice: …So long as I get somewhere.
The Cheshire Cat: Oh, you’re sure to do that, if only you walk long enough.”
? Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
Of course Alice could set a goal, the she would know which road to take. But it still might be the wrong one!
I see this with many coaching clients; they think they know what they want, in fact they can be adamant that they know what they want, only to realise as they progress towards that ideal, that it’s [the goal] not what they want after all.
In some respects, this can be a good thing. At least there’s one pathway that won’t be followed again!
This dilemma highlights the importance of clarity: Aha factor says, “Through clarity comes change.”
Take the time to get absolutely clear finding out what it is you want.
This might take some doing.
A good idea is to write yourself a letter detailing as such as possible your ideal life. Write as if you are already living this life. This exercise is not about believing this to be true but it is about building a belief or set of beliefs that it is true!
If you place limits on your self, then nothing happens, you won’t get any clarity, and no insights will arise.
Some coaches call this a Nirvana letter. Look the word up if you don’t comprehend.
Kerry Spackman {The Winner’s Bibles], writes about creating an “optimal future. In part you create a clear plan based on developing an unshakeable belief that yes you can achieve your dream life.
This is an excellent exercise to do.
It is also a good thing to revisit your letter from time and see what progress you are making. It is an excellent personal growth tool. Working with a coach as you seek that elusive clarity can be life changing.

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