Do you remember the story The Little Engine that Could?
It is a wonderful tale of a little engine who was the last hope to pull a train over the mountain – a train full of toys and good things to eat for little boys and girls. Do you recall how the Little Engine said she was ‘not very big’ and ‘used only for switching trains in the yard’ and had ‘never been over the mountain’? All the reasons she was not the engine for the job.
And yet, if she didn’t try, she would never know and the children would be without the good food and fun toys.
She hitched herself to the train, she said over and over: I think I can, I think I can, I think I can! She tugged and pulled and she pulled and tugged. Then ever so slowly the train began to move. She puffed and chugged always saying: I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.
Then faster and faster she went – finally reaching the top of the mountain! And down the train travelled – arriving at the city on the other side of the mountain. She delighted the boys and girls with wonderful food and dolls and toys. The Little Engine then seemed to smile and say: I thought I could, I thought I could, I thought I could!
Why share this story with you?
How often have you been faced with a challenge, and obstacle or a new adventure and you quickly identified reasons why you were not right or ready for the task? Isn’t it interesting how hastily you can pinpoint all the reasons something won’t work?
And yet – all that we desire is just on the other side of the mountain!
What does it take for us to hitch up to our dreams and goals – to tug and pull and pull and tug?
Will you allow yourself the privilege of believing you can? I believe in you and in your dreams and in your goals. Like the toys who cheered and encouraged the Little Engine – I am here, encouraging, supporting and partnering with you as you travel over your mountain.
Together, we can put your train on the right track. We will hitch your dreams and goals to an action-plan engine. You will move forward – slowly at first, gaining momentum to boost you over the top. You will realize the joy of achieving what you once thought unattainable.
I know you can…I know you can…I know you can! The question is – Do You Believe?
Have I told you lately what a privilege it is for me to be your coach?
Now is your time! It is your moment to become open to the possibilities of what could be. You have been looking at where you have been and now you are ready to move forward. How great is it that you are willing to cross that border from yesterday – taking all you have learned – into tomorrow.
What will you continue to do, as you have seen so many successes? What will you do differently, to enhance your journey? What new dreams and goals would you like to create and see through to reality?
As your coach, it is my great joy to support your dreams. Together, we will explore what brings you joy and fulfillment. You will see potential and promise to a rewarding and satisfying life. As you discover nuances and gentle shifts in behaviors and actions, you will experience the reality of excitement and enthusiasm in living the life you’ll love. Together, we will clarify your specific goal(s) into small, sweet, authentic actions that take you step-by-step to fulfilling your life’s purpose. And we will celebrate each success along the way.
You see, I know that you are a hero – a champion of your life’s vision. I know you have the answers to the questions that you sometimes think are holding you back. My purpose, as your Coach, is to ask those questions and support you in articulating the answers buried in your heart; to ease the conversation – to support you in bringing forth the words and create the actions to live the dream.
That, my dear friend, is why it is such a privilege to be Your Coach! I see where you are heading; I see the contributions you will make; I see that you are someone to be treated with dignity and respect. I am fortunate to be allowed into your space as you continue to create the wonderful being you are. Now is your time!