Allowing for Quiet Success
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A poignant thing just happened - my son Hudson took his first steps. It happened quietly and softly [while I was distracted watching the Olympic games] but the implications are huge!
It's a massive milestone not only for him, but for us and what it means in terms parenting a child that will now want to walk everywhere! It made me reflect on how this massive achievement came quietly and almost imperceptibly. I've watched it building up for months with pulling himself up, insisting we walk him around to-and-fro holding his hands and (in the last couple of days) intentionally holding only one of our hands.
This massive success came from many small achievements that were rehearsed and practised. It was a process that took the last few months. And then without thinking "I am going to take my first steps now" - this little human just did it. He allowed it to happen. This incredible feat came gracefully and without pomp and ceremony.
What this teaches me is that we can achieve really big things in life if we focus NOT on the achievement itself, but by breaking it down into it's components and rehearsing THOSE things. If we simply trust the process and ALLOW success to come naturally - we may surprise ourselves by achieving big things quietly and with grace.
As a Coach
These are my reflections as a professional coach