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Frameworks and Reflections
The goal of this newsletter is to be a helpful and practical resource for coaches and leaders. I do my best to try to find relevant research and its tangible takeaways. With that, there are other tools that I find helpful for how I frame performance and sustainable success, and while less “scientific”, I think they could be helpful just the same.
In this week’s 3 Points, I’ll introduce three simple frameworks for sustainable success, and reflections to begin implementing the.
1. Looking back to move forward:
We often spend our time and energy thinking about the next promotion, job, championship, etc. Sometimes we can get so fixated on the progress to come, we forget about the progress we have already made. Reflecting on the past and more specifically, the strengths and resources you have relied on, can lay the blueprint for future progress.
What strengths have you relied on to get to where you are now?
What resources and people have you relied on to get to where you are now?
How can you leverage these strengths and resources going forward?
2. Proactive Preparation
Ideally, you want to have the skills built before you need to draw on them. Just like in coaching, you don’t want to put in your press attack, while you are getting pressed. The same goes for the mental side of performance, don’t wait until it’s too late.
How are you performing currently?
What are the mental obstacles you have struggled with in the past? Or anticipate in the future?
How can you begin preparing to meet those challenges?
3. Away or Towards?
“Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” - Viktor E. Frankl
Think of these choices as choice points. When we strengthen our skill of self-awareness, we can consciously make these choices, and respond to situations, thoughts, and emotions instead of impulsively reacting. When we are able to respond, we can take mindful action…
“Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to become.” - James Clear
Am I able to recognize choice points?
Did my response bring me toward the person I want to be? Or away?
Can I enhance this skill of awareness with curiosity instead of critique?
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