Thanks to Liz for sending me an email with this fruitful question:
What would you do if you could not fail?
These days I finding myself coaching people who are wondering about their Careers. And at the root of their career questions there is often one commonality: How can I make the leap to do the type of work I really, really, really want?
Last night I was coaching someone who realized not only is she wired and gifted to do the work she really, really wants--but she's done it and been successful.
Another thing people are discovering (and I'm lucky enough to witness it) is: They succeed at doing what is fulfilling to them when they do what they like.
Because, and this is my opinion, that which we like we like because we are gifted in doing that.
Otherwise, it's swimming upstream.
This morning I met some Masters swim group pals for coffee and we talked. One thing we talked about was how sometimes in looking for What We Want to Do, we discover we're already doing it--at least a part of it, or if we aren't quite there we're really close.
So the questions to get to a more fulfilling yummy place could be:
What do I need to do to move further up the scale of achieving my Great Life?
Let's say, if the scale goes from 1 to 10 and you're at, say, a 7 or an 8 and you want to be at a 9 or 10. What is one teeny-tiny action or shift you can make that can lead to getting closer to who you want to be?
What tiny teeny action or conversation shift or internal attitude change might happen if you believed you could not fail in anything in the next week?
Especially if you were doing things you liked (and you were not hurting people, etc etc)?
Who do we become if we aren't weighed down--or motivated by--fear? I see wings growing from our backs and crowds of smiling peaceful faces.
Have fun succeeding in getting closer to doing what you really, really WANT to do!