Whether I’m working with an executive coaching client or a career coaching client, a mentor coaching client or helping a client prep for a job or school entrance interview, I find this quote to be particularly relevant and helpful to my coaching clients.
I encourage you to read it a couple of times over.
“It’s not possible to stand still or be stuck, because energy and life is always in motion. But the reason it may feel to you as if you are stuck is because while you are continuing to think the same thoughts, things ARE changing- but they are changing to the same thing, over and over. If you want things to change to different things, you must think different thoughts. And that simply requires finding unfamiliar ways of approaching familiar subjects.”
I had to read it a few times before I fully grasped the message here.
It’s our thoughts that allow things around us to change to something different.
How often do we feel stuck on a topic, and we get frustrated because “nothing seems to change”, and yet, this quote says that indeed things are changing all the time. It’s just that they may not be changing to something different and that’s on us! It’s about our belief, our attitude, our mindset, our thoughts, our self-talk.
So next time you feel stuck, ask yourself what new way you might approach that subject. And then watch the magic begin and a different change unfold!