Your Blind Spots are Wrecking Your Goals

 

Hi there, Wildhearted people!

Let’s talk about blind spots and how they’re wrecking your goals.

For a lot of us, when we’re trying to create something new in our lives — meet a goal, attain something, achieve the next level, accomplish more — there are certain things that we know to do in order to become more effective at getting what we want. 

There are all sorts of things we know about that thing we want. Or, about that goal we want to achieve. 

Maybe we want to achieve the next level in our career. We know a lot about reaching that next level and what it takes. There’s information available that we can work with. We can do what we know to do. Right?

We can take a class, get training, consult our boss to learn the next level. We can get feedback from others.

That’s the world of what we do know.

There’s a lot of power in that. But, there’s a whole world of stuff that we don’t know about — that would make a difference in getting to that next level in our career. How can we access that?

Maybe there are skills we don’t have, task we don’t know how to do, or even limitations in our own leadership abilities. But at least we know that we don’t know these things

What we don’t often realize, where we don’t know to look, is in the area of what we don’t know AND we don’t know that we don’t know. Makes sense, right? Because how can we know what we don’t know?!

This is the area of our life — of our being, of our actions — which is completely hidden from our view.

It’s our blind spot.

No doubt you’ve experienced a blind spot while driving. You’re cruising down the road and then you start to move into the next lane only to be greeted by the sounds of a honking horn! Yikes! You quickly swerve back to your own lane, nerves a bit rattled, body a bit shaken. There was someone in your blindspot --  a car you couldn’t see. The outcome could have been serious, right?

It’s just like that in our lives when there are things we want to achieve. There are aspects of how we’re “being” and how we’re “operating” that are in our blind spot.

It could be a limiting belief about ourselves, others, or about the situation we’re in. It might be an assumption that we’re making or a story we’re telling ourselves. It could be a deeply rooted idea or stereotype that becomes the lens through which we are viewing everyone and everything.

Good news ... blind spots can be revealed!

You can gain access to your blind spots. If you want to see what you don’t know (and you don’t know you don’t know), that’s where coaching comes into play. It’s a powerful way to unearth and reveal all those things that, up to now, you couldn’t see.

It’s really hard to do something about what you don't know you don't know. And, ideas and beliefs that are left in our blind spot, are potential dangers. 

By design, our blind spots work really hard to stay hidden from view. Our identity and ego are structured to keep those things hidden from us. If we can't see them, we can't do anything about them. If we can't see them, they're running us or they're working on us without us even knowing it.

This is where coaching shines.

Coaching takes you beyond what you know. And it's beyond what you know you don't know, where you can find the great opportunities that take you to the next level in your life, relationships, career, or your business.

Gaining access to your blind spots is liberating and empowering.

And, it takes support — we’re not going to see those things on our own.

Coaching is one effective way to do it — putting yourself in some sort of transformational program or environment designed to help you see what you can’t see on your own. 

If there's something that you're moving towards, and you feel like you just keep bumping up against a wall, consider that there's something you don't know ... something you can’t see.

You don't even realize that you don't know it.

And, if you could see it, the “seeing” would change EVERYTHING. All of a sudden, there would be new actions to take, new moves to make.

A new sense of power and perspective can be available in a flash of a moment.

There is a way you can make that blind spot visible through the transformative experience of coaching.

If you keep bumping up against an area where you're stuck -- whether it’s in achieving what you want or breaking through to the next level, I encourage you to consider you might be up against something you don’t know -- and you don’t know what it is you don’t know!

Let’s chat. Let’s have a conversation about what’s happening. That's my jam. I’d love to connect with you and support you.

Let’s uncover what you don’t know you don’t know — together!

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Ashlie Woods