Are you safe in harbour?

sailing yacht

A ship in harbor is safe. But that’s not what ships are built for” – William Shedd

This quote gets me thinking…  Where am I staying in the harbour, safe, secure, protected from the waves and the winds?  This might be good and the right thing for me to do right now, after all I don’t want to be in metaphorical force 8 gales all the time!  I don’t want to be eating weevil ridden biscuits for days on end.  But, sometimes safety can be too comfortable and, as William Shedd said – not what we are built for.

So, I’m talking to myself and some coaching clients, asking:

  • What would it be like if you were to set sail one afternoon?
  • Where would you head for?
  • Where are the rocks and the sea monsters?  Do we need to face them as it is the only way or is there a scenic route?
  • What resources would you need?
  • Who would you want on your crew!

Have you wondered about your setting sail?  Coaching can help you think it through and start pulling up the sails!

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