One of the main reasons that I stick to this business of coaching others is the privilege of being surprised by people who show courage in the face of stark and difficult choices – choices that include stepping away from a cushy job to starting a business, standing up to an unruly boss or client or taking a stand to spend 20 more hours a week with their kids, whilst pursuing what is important to them.

Courage in choosing the extraordinary even when it is uncomfortable to do so.

Once courage is shown and a promise is made – what inspires me and leaves me excited on a night such as this – writing this at 2.43 am in the morning – is that people see the value of being the source of their life i.e. that their word, their promise (as it is being kept) creates a whole new world. That their word creates a new destiny – heretofore never realized.

It is a simple choice.
To give birth to a dream takes love and courage.
It starts with a declaration that you will do it.
Then you do it.

Or you don’t.

But taking that first step. Oh that precious first step. When you wave goodbye to a past and say hello to a future. That can be scary and exciting. But once that step is taken, the air gets quiet and you face yourself and your choice and your obstacles.

But for once maybe, yourself, your choice and your obstacles are all one and the same. Maybe that is the greatest freedom of all.

Enjoy your day,
Sunil Bhaskaran
Executive Business and Marketing Coach – San Jose, Santa Cruz, Capitola, CA