So many wonderful brilliant leaders are fed up with goals. They've come up against their edges and are ready for even deeper more powerful breakthrough yet aren't equipped with the team or advisers who are able to take them deep enough within their psyche to have the personal transition/ transformation they need. The result? Looking outside of themselves at the problems and thinking those are the reasons stopping them just short of success, or goal achievement.
In reality, when given the space and opportunity to (amenably) experience a breakthrough and a holy moly ah ha...on a deep internal level.... the problems on the outside are moot. Everything shifts. Breakthroughs coupled with strategic action reprogram old beliefs and mindsets that produce evidence of potential and more importantly, possibility.
The problem I see is that most people don't want to do the deep dive. I mean the deep deep dive. It reorganizes your outer world and always for the best. It's not always comfortable and it often forces transition - or be out of integrity with the new information you've gleamed about yourself.
The more we know, the more responsibility to be in integrity. We know when we're out of integrity the shit hits the fan. Crisis unfolds. I was recently speaking to a colleague and she asked exactly what I do when I work with lawyers or business leaders. I answered, "Usually I'm untangling crisis." She asked, "Why would you want to invite people with crisis?" I answered, "In attorney and business world speak, crisis is the disguise for 'dark night of the soul.' If you've been there, you know a dark night of the soul, which may disguise itself as crisis, usually is calling forth a transition of some sort in our lives. It can be a totally internal shift or a total life change. It's not static.
Transition is always holding space for personal and professional transformation. Many people opt for the crisis boat instead. How much more is possible for you right now? Why aren't you there? What needs to go? What needs to be seen? heard? found out? Cleared? How much more can you take responsibility for your entire life and everything happening for you?