At ground level: Knowing you need to do something different is a good start. Spend some time envisioning where you'd like to be just one year from now and begin taking small consistent steps toward that vision. Consider working with a personal coach to help clarify your vision, set challenging but achievable goals, and provide the support and motivation to keep making steady progress.
Crawling: Congratulations on achieving new insights and making some progress toward your vision. Find the time to capture your thoughts in writing and draft a plan of action. This will help you achieve greater clarity about where you want to go and how to get there. If you find it difficult to create a plan of action or commit to what needs to be done, consider working with a personal coach to help you stay motivated and committed.
Stumbling: Good work on cranking up your motivation and really thinking about the goals you want to achieve. Be sure to write them down! It's not uncommon for roadblocks and barriers pop up as you try to reach your goals. If you find that you are easily derailed or your motivation dwindles, consider working with a coach who can add some perspective, help you see around the barriers, and provide consistent encouragement to keep you going.
Climbing: Great job getting your goals defined and creating a plan for achieving them!! If you find that you are struggling to stay on task and you can't clearly point to positive results from your efforts, it may be that you are lacking a process for "working" your plan. Look for a coach with a process designed to move you from point A to point B. With the guidance of a coach and a process for staying on track, you will find yourself more focused and making consistent progress toward the results you're looking for.
Escalating: You are on a roll! Your discipline and focus are really paying off as you move closer and closer to reaching your goals. As long as you follow your plan and make steady progress, it doesn't appear as though you need the help of a coach. If you find yourself beginning to struggle or losing motivation, don't hesitate to reach out to a coach for help.
Sky high: Looks like you're a master at producing results. Good for you! Be careful to maintain balance in your life, caring for your mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual self as well as giving the necessary attention to family. It's fairly typical for high achievers to neglect one or more areas of their lives. If balance is an issue for you, don't wait until the damage is irreparable. Enlist the help of a coach to regain and maintain good balance.
You’re feeling overwhelmed, unproductive, and frustrated. You want to move forward but you’re not sure how to start or turn things around.
You’ve done it! You are in control. You are consistently delivering high performance and achieving breakthrough results
You are confident and committed. You have a solid plan and process in place. You’re staying focused and real results are beginning to happen!
You’re motivated and have goals in mind. You try to take steps to achieve them but roadblocks and barriers keep getting in the way.
You’ve gained insights and made some progress but it’s hard to identify and commit to what needs to be done. There are too many other things that need your attention.
You’re engaged and have written goals. You have a plan for achieving them but it’s still a struggle to stay focused and produce meaningful results.