Are You Standing At The Top Of The Waterslide?
I hope that you have had a great start to your week!
Coming back from a three day weekend, here in the States, always provides a need for a much needed kick in the pants of motivation! At least on my end. Hence, why you are receiving this email later in the day.
Hey - even the leadership trainer and coach has to review her own lessons from time-to- time. None of us are perfect!
After waking up this morning a bit late. I quickly got myself together to attend a couple of meetings, including a great mastermind group that I belong to as a participant. After the second meeting, I was feeling defeated as I had not acccomplished much off my To Do List and had not in any way, shape or form followed my schedule. Due to this, I chose the healthy alternative (joking) and mindlessly watched an hour of Youtube videos, until I reminded myself of the importance of a schedule (good job Kendra). I restarted my day at approximately 2pm.
The lesson here....it’s never too late to begin or to restart. Have you experiened days or even months like this?
Which leads me to the actual point.
I take a daily vitamin pack that is made just for me. (message me if you would like the details of the company - no sponsorship plug. Just 100% satisfied customer). Each daily packet has a message printed on the outside. It’s like a daily dose of inspriation each morning with your vitamins!
This morning’s pack contained a quote from Tina Fey, “ You can't be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute."
How appropriate for my life today. It was like my vitamin pack was psychic.
Have you ever felt like you were just standing at the top of the waterslide of a project, task or life and just staring down?
The waterslide can be manifested in many different formats.
Do you want that promotion, but have not expressed interest to your boss?
Is there a task that you need to complete, but instead let it just sit on your desk?
Is there a problem within your team that needs to be addressed, but it’s easier to look at it than to fix it?
Do you need to change your organization’s strategies, but you continue to discuss and discuss and discuss, but not activate?
I am sure we have all experienced some form of this in our lives. The outcomes will vary person-by-person.
It depends on how intuned you are to your stalling and to the why of your stalling.
What I can tell you from past experience. It’s often times a worse outcome when you do stall and not take the slide.
If your boss does not know of your interest, you will not get promoted. If you do not address a team member issue because you are waiting for the team member to change, it will rarely happen. If you do not activate a change in strategy when needed because you are waiting for the perfect time, you will stagnate or even worse, regress in growth.
Sit down, look at the pathway down the slide, push yourself off and fly down that slide! Heck - even go head first if you want to! If you get to the bottom and you belly flop. It’s ok. Get up, brush yourself off, analyze why you belly flopped and go back to the top and do it all over again.
A belly flop will have a far better outcome than being the person holding up the line of eager customers wanting to go down the slide.
What is currently keeping you and/or your team at the top of the waterslide?
Remember, you can always restart.
PS - If you feel like you are stalling and are ready to work in a 1:1 capacity through coaching, consulting or training, Click Here to schedule a complimentary 30 minute discovery call. Don’t keep standing at the top of the slide!