Coach Andrea's Coaching Tip of the Week
Focusing your vision, achieving results )
July 7, 2006
Contents In This Issue
  • WON'T VS. CAN'T
  • COACHING CALL TO ACTION
  • ABOUT ANDREA NOVAKOWSKI
  • PASS IT ON
  • Andrea Novakowski
    Master Certified Coach

    Coaching for Executives, Small
    Business Owners, Professionals
    and Managers





    QUOTE OF THE WEEK

    "The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice."

    -- George Eliot


    WON'T VS. CAN'T

    by Steve Straus


    "I won't" is a position based on choice. "I can't" is a position based on reaction.

    There are some things you probably can't do such as high jump 8 ft., run a sub-4-minute mile, create a cure for the common cold, or be nominated to head up the supreme court of your country. Maybe you can do some of these, but probably you can't. There is no problem with having things you really can't do, as a statement of fact, based on consideration, research, trial, or experience.

    The problem with "I can't" is that it usually has none of these considerations. It's a thought-less, reactive decision.

    • "Oh, I couldn't possibly have the love of my life."
    • "I can't be really rich."
    • "I can't quit this job."
    • "I can't travel to... ."
    • "I can't write."

    "I won't" is different. With "I won't" you are making a choice. You are in charge, at cause.

    "I can't" is frequently the language of a victim; someone who is at the effect of life.

    Copyright 2006 Steve Straus. All rights reserved. Steve Straus can be contacted at http://www.StrausUSA.com

    COACHING CALL TO ACTION


    Make a list of "I can'ts" and then a list of "I won'ts." Do you see a difference?

    ABOUT ANDREA NOVAKOWSKI


    Coach Andrea's Coaching Tip of the Week is brought to you by Andrea Novakowski, Master Certified Coach who provides Business and Personal Coaching to Executives, Small Business Owners, Professionals and Managers. Andrea is a professional coach who partners with people to set goals and create momentum to produce effective results in their business and/or personal lives.

    Andrea is available for individual coaching. If you are serious about reaching your goals and living with greater fulfillment and satisfaction, consider using a coach. To schedule a COMPLIMENTARY initial consultation, send an e-mail to Andrea at
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