When I sat down to write my very first post on this blog, I had no idea that I’d still be writing posts eight years later.
Since then, I’ve written thousands of words about the lessons I and my clients have learnt within and outside coaching sessions. Amongst other topics, I’ve written about accountability, focus, confidence, motivation, time management, goals, progress, reflection, limiting beliefs, leadership, priorities, listening and values. I’ve even written about why I write.
At the heart of this blog are the weekly pebbles – those questions I ask at the end of each post. In my very first post, Why turning over pebbles?, I wrote about the pebbles I sometimes pick up whilst I’m out on a walk and observed:
Questions are like pebbles. Some we don’t even really notice – which socks shall I wear today? Toast or cereal? Some niggly little ones get stuck in our metaphorical shoes and really irritate us – why did I choose this queue? Did I lock the back door? Others are huge boulders in our path: we must go over them or round them or turn back – where should I live? Shall I take that job? Will we have children? Still others … stand out from the other pebbles, ask to be noticed and examined, weighed up. So I stand there, midst journey, turning over the pebble.
Today’s post is no different: I have another pebble for you to ponder. Before I started this blog, I allowed a lot of things to get in my way: I argued that I didn’t have time to do it justice, that I wasn’t a writer, that no-one would read it and that there were lots of other coaching blogs. One day, 399 posts ago, I decided to step over those obstacles and just get on with it.
Today’s pebble for you to ponder: what are you allowing to get in your way?
ps I’m taking a screen break for a couple of weeks – I’ll be back here on 5 April.
Turning over pebbles is the blog of Thinking Space Coaching.
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