Letting Go

So often clients come to coaching because they are “stuck”.  Stuck in an old story, stuck in a way of doing things, stuck in an idea of what isn’t possible…. in other ways, nothing moves forward.  A project stalls, an idea gets buried, a creation freezes.

As a coach, I work with clients to get unstuck.  Usually by helping them see that there are more perspectives than their stuck one, and see that in fact they can choose the one that is more palatable.

This week I was reminded that in order to see another perspective, sometimes you have to just admit your stuckness and decide to do something about it!!  I found myself ‘stuck’ in my own plan to do something that just wasn’t working.  Yesterday I had a little talk with myself, and realized that in order to move forward, I just had to ‘let go’ of the plan I thought was so great.

When I did that, I was able to offer a way forward.  It may or may not work out, since it took me so long to come to this wonderful realization…but you know what?  It feels alot lighter to be rid of that load and however it turns out, I know that I am back ‘in the flow’.

So the coaching questions I offer you today are:

  • What place might you be stuck in?
  • What do you need to let go of?
  • If you did let go, what is the way forward that you now see that you didn’t see before?

Would love to hear your comments about stuckness and letting go.

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