“If you fall on your face at least you know you are heading in the right direction.” Milton Erickson

Back in the day, as a student of solution-focused, brief, strategic therapy, I was introduced to the work of Milton H. Erickson, M.D. He was an unorthodox psychiatrist, family doctor, ingenious strategic psychotherapist, and master hypnotherapist.

 

In my past psychotherapy practice and currently in my coaching business, people say they are eager to change their lives. They want to talk about it, think about it, study it and perfect a plan. What they are reluctant to do is take a baby step, make a mistake, be wrong or fail.  However, if we are committed to our personal growth, we MUST be willing to fail, mess up, and be wrong.

 

Task for the week:

Do something this week that you’re not sure you can pull off. Commit yourself to being wrong and feeling uncomfortable. Step out of your comfort zone and into your area of incompetence. It’s the only path to success!

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