As another coaching client left my office, I wrote a summary in her folder, then sat for a while in reflective thought. Five manila folders stacked like cardboard warnings of the two troubling phrases I heard that day. As I reviewed each client’s goals, progress and struggles – I recognized the similarities.
No matter what the specific problem, each client spoke the same words at least twice, “What If” and “I Should Have.”
Were these phrases and the root of their underlying thoughts a common theme for just the women in my clientele? Or are they a simultaneous struggle for all of us? What can we do to identify these phrases and find victory over their causes?The [...]