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The horse & buggy analogy

horse & buggy

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A while back, I was catching up with one of my very first clients-turned-friends. (Random aside … this is one of the things I love about coaching. You get to connect with really cool people who often end up becoming lifelong buddies.)

In our conversation she mentioned that an off-the-cuff (and definitely not super serious) analogy I’d made had actually really helped her to see life differently. So much so that she still thinks about it to this day.

This story involves references to horses and aliens, so don’t say I didn’t warn ya.

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Side Chat: Are you copping out? Or letting yourself off the hook?

copping out

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Life is hard. We know this now, maybe more than ever.

And we all know that getting what you want isn’t always rainbows and butterflies. Sometimes you’ve got to do crap you don’t want to do because it’s good for you and it helps you get to the good stuff in life.

So, if we’re struggling to commit to something difficult, does that mean we’re copping out? Shouldn’t we just suck it up and get on with it, because yeah, life is hard but we’re resilient and capable of doing hard things?

Maybe. But also … …