In the last several emails we have explored one example of a decision to institute a change (refer to email 46 for links).
In today's email we will continue to play the role of social scientist
and be curious about how to set up success with another example. Take
some time to analyze the information below. Once again, with paper and
pen, begin to explore what will be needed for James to be successful.
Remember that to become the CEO of our lives we must be willing to
create s.m.a.r.t goals that will incrementally nudge the stubborn
subconscious mind towards accepting a new way of being.
Let’s look at another example:
James has repeatedly turned down projects at work that would require him
to provide brief presentations to community organizations. He views
himself as shy and expresses anxiety around speaking in group settings.
Lately he has become increasingly aware that his refusal to participate
has led to stagnation in his career. However, he has no real plans in
terms of how to deal with the situation. He has a self-concept that is
getting in the way of creating new ways of being.
What solution focused questions might James ask himself in order to open the door to possibility?
Terri Lee Cooper MSc. RSW