Category Archives: Coaching

You Can’t Steer a Parked Car

Parked Car by IwateBuddy brucewood 496159261 EDIT

I didn’t coin the title of this post, and I wish I could remember where I heard it first, because it does come up frequently in my coaching practice.

When we suspect we’re not headed in the right direction, we often slow down and lose momentum, and sometimes we stall out entirely.

But it’s very difficult–and perhaps impossible–to change direction when we’re not moving at all.

The key is to move forward judiciously and thoughtfully, and to use the resulting momentum to adjust our trajectory in the process.

What does this look like in practice?


Thanks to Ryan Caldbeck.

Photo by IwateBuddy. Yay Flickr and Creative Commons.