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Frederic Laloux

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Do you 'just know' that you, or your organisation, have significantly more potential than you have seen so far?

Do you feel that you have forgotten or given up on the big dreams you used to have?

Have you wondered whether the two could somehow be related?

“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.”

So said Michelangelo a few years ago now.

My dream is to be the best that I can be at waking people up to their potential.

Please browse round this site. You may find some thoughts, ideas or inspiration that start to reawaken your fogotten dreams and fan the flames of your true potential.

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Monday
May092011

The unlived life

I recently read, in a book called "The War of Art" by Steven Pressfield, "Most of us have two lives. The life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands Resistance".

I identified with this immediately.

For much of my earlier adulthood this phrase was an almost uncanny description of my life.

These days I wouldn't have said it was true, until when I thought about it a little more, I realised that, while not as extreme as it used to be, there is still some truth in this for me.

I remember when I wrote me very first coaching tip back in 2004, I titled it "If I'm doing what I love, how come it's scary" (I hadn't got the hang of shorter clearer titles in those days).

I had an expectation back then that when I'd been coaching for a while and felt that I'd really got it, then it wouldn't be scary.

Now I know that scariness is actually a measure of how well I'm doing. If I'm not scared, then I am too comfortable, I'm simply retreading the well-trodden path without thinking too much, I don't have the energy of pushing past my own boundaries.

Scariness is good, and should always be there to keep me on my toes.

But while I'm living much more of my unlived life now, there is still more of it as yet unlived. And resistance is absolutely what is stopping me living it.

In the last few days I have been becoming more aware of what I think this unlived part of my life is.

My next step is to recognise my resistance, challenge it head on, and welcome the extra scariness that will come with pushing past it.