(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement, or enlightenment.)

“We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.”

T.S. Eliot

Coaching Point: Just about everyone has been exposed to this Eliot snippet from his “Little Gidding” poem. The usual focus is the importance of exploring and the freshness of the view when returning to the old familiar.

The poem holds another overlooked and significant message.

To enjoy that fresh view on return you must first depart! The benefits of the return only happen after you step away from the familiar, comfortable, predictable. That is a big deal.

Fear, uncertainty, doubt (the so-called FUD Factor) can keep us in the momentum of here and now. Perhaps tweaking the edges, rearranging the furniture, hoping things will change, get better.

Take the step away. Go.

You don’t have to Boldly Go Where… Just go where you are drawn. To where and what you feel like saying Yes to.

Only when you do can you return to the familiar and know it for the first time.

What is a Go for you right now?

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