We all know the theory of how important consistent, steady progress is in achieving results. Yet we so often lose sight of the progress we are making until we pause and take the time to do a “where do I stand now?”. This is why a prep form is such a useful tool to use prior to your meetings with a coach. Creating clarity and focus is one of the many benefits of working with a coach.
This tool helps you to recognise the steady progress you are making, to celebrate what you have achieved, which gives you encouragement to keep going, as well helping you to refocus on the goals that are important to you.
This is really useful to do at times when you have lost direction and you don’t know what you need to be doing next. The act of writing it down for yourself, or to report back to someone else, gets it out of your head and creates the space for more creative thinking and planning to take place.
Often we can get into the habit of being busy and completing lots of tasks but unless they are relevant to the goals we are currently working on we are wasting our time.
A brief “where do I stand now?” can be completed many times during the day as part of your regular planning process – so why not give it a go. Stop right now and take 1 min to reflect on your current projects – what is the goal, what has been completed so far and what has yet to be done. With renewed clarity you can then move into who can do this, when does it need to be done by, what is required etc.
Let me know how you get on…