While they might imply the same thing ‘push’ and ‘shove’ have totally different meanings. To push is to apply gentle pressure with intention to move forward. To shove, on the other hand, is to apply an aggressive force that causes awkward movement.
To grow personally and professionally, you need to maintain forward motion at varied rates depending on prevailing conditions. This motion can be both intentional and circumstantial. You may have to take new and at times difficult challenges. Many people are more likely to wait till push comes to shove than take initiative. They often wait till all the easy answers have failed to address a problem and another possibly more difficult solution must be sought.
There is so much that life coaching and a gentle self-motivated push can do for you. Don’t be like people who come to life coaching feeling anxious and under lots of strain with the hope of getting all the answers.
MYTH: A coach who will SHOVE you to take the actions your avoiding like ripping off a Band-Aid.
REALITY: Coaches and clients are partners in a thought-provoking and creative process. That’s how you will be inspired to maximize your personal and professional potential. It is you who will be inspired to PUSH your limits toward greater goals. How else would you make it in today’s complex and uncertain environment? Coaches honor you as the expert in your life and work and believe you are creative, resourceful and whole. Standing on this foundation, the coach’s responsibility is to:
- Help you discover, clarify, and align your goals.
- Encourage you to self-discover.
- Entice you to generate strategies and solutions.
- Hold for accountable and responsible.
Once you are through this process, you can be sure to dramatically improve your outlook on life and work. You will also be able to build on your leadership skills and unlock your potential.
You will never find great balanced rewarding personal and professional growth from radical or last ditch efforts. Don’t wait until ‘push comes to shove’ to hire a coach.