When a man doesn’t know what harbour he is making for,
no wind is the right wind
I was speaking to a prospective coach client this morning. They described themselves as lost. The work appears to be about self, about who they are.
They asked me how they would know when they had achieved their goal; I responded with a question, asking how they know now? How they know they need to come to coaching, that they are indeed ‘lost’?
They responded that they ‘feel it’. And so I said, ‘that’s how you will know.’
Sometimes knowing where we are headed is important, but so too is knowing how we will know we have arrived. Without this, any wind, any movement, is without purpose and just as likely to take us the wrong way as to take us the right way.