I’ve been giving this some thought.
People love, I mean ‘LOVE’ a good blog post that gives you 6 steps to this or 7 ways to do that.
I’ve written several myself.
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Turns out there is a solid foundational element of human psychology that leads us to want a step by step process by which to achieve anything.
As human beings we attempt to ‘rationalize’ anything, through a step-by-step process.
We literally perceive everything we do to turn out in a linear fashion of improvement, even though we all truly know that nature disagrees with our line of thinking.
So this is something important to remember when reading a blog post, or racing through that non-fiction or self-help book:
You should go through a process in a step-by-step manner, aware that during the process you may need to improvise or adapt.
Obviously as a coach and having worked with quite a few coaches myself, this is the real benefit of another set of eyes.
Although we can identify patterns and perhaps even step-by- step processes by which most people go through something, this is not a surefire way to find success.
Sometimes we actually have to rework a step in the process, tweak it, modify it, change it, rearrange the order, or come at it from a different angle.
Sometimes only trial and error works.