Don’t Get Distracted by the ABC Dilemma
Let’s say you’ve decided to open a Flower Shop -- you can visualize it! You can almost smell the sweetness of your vision . . . isn’t it grand? Good for you: You’ve figured out something important you want to do.
Okay, you say to yourself, Easy. I’ll just start working toward my goal.
But there’s a trickster out there, a devilish thing called the ABC Dilemma. The ABC Dilemma is all of those baby steps, steps A through Z, you must take to become the owner of a Flower Shop. When you visualize all those steps lumped in together, it seems too overwhelming. The ABC Dilemma is a sneaky creature, ready to sabotage your efforts.
The ABC Dilemma gives you that weak feeling in your arms when you know you should be reaching for a phone book to check out competitors – that phone book looks too big and heavy! The ABC Dilemma is that voice that whispers in your ear, You need to take a class in Floral Arranging but you can’t afford to do that. The ABC Dilemma shows you all of those baby steps you must take – business cards, networking, advertising – and it shows you them all at the same time. Panic! Forget it! It’s too hard – I can’t do it! Oh no, the ABC Dilemma wins; you stay home – confused, hurt, sad.
This is where a Life Coach can help you. With a little help from a Life Coach you can name your goal and – maybe, for just the first week, with the help of your Coach – you can take one small step, Step A. Your Life Coach can be your guide, your mentor, your cheerleader: Yay for you, you took Step A!
Superman may have been weakened by Kryptonite, but you don’t have to be weakened by the ABC Dilemma. One healthy step at a time, at whatever speed you choose to “fly,” and, before you know it, The Happy Flower Shop will be open, and you’ll be the proud owner!
by Mary MacGowan Breckman