Personal Development Coaching: Twitter Q4
#Coaching Q4a: If you could change one thing what would it be? #PersonalDevelopment #MakingLemonade
Ok, this is about as open-ended as they come and so the temptation might be to say something seemingly impossible. I am not going to dissuade you from saying anything that appears to be impossible – it is for you to answer as you wish.
Whether you say something obviously important to you and that you can influence or seemingly impossible or fanciful, I’ll wager that either response will be something important to you and something you can influence.
Let me give you an example; I recently asked a friend this question and he quickly responded that his change would be that everyone in the world had access to clean drinking water. The inference was this was an impossible wish. However, it was something important to him as he said it without hesitation and with conviction.
I went on to suggest that he could influence this change. If he set up a direct debit and donated just £2 a month to WaterAid he would enable one person to access a lasting supply of safe, clean water which would improve hygiene and sanitation for that person within eight months.
OK, so he hasn’t single-handedly made the global change his initial response implied. Yet, he has made that change possible for one person and it will have a life changing impact. What’s more he won’t miss £2 a month to make this change. Having this conversation made me realise that I wouldn’t miss £2 a month either and so I also made the change. We are now two people closer to his change being reality.
My glass of lemonade is always half full so my tendency is to see beyond what may at first seem impossible. With further thought you may decide there is some way you can influence your change.
Share what you would change and how you will go about it in the comments below.