Let’s face it, most of us work hard at really churning the water. On a good day we can tell we’re making progress, on a bad day we’re swimming against the tide and just trying to keep afloat.
We rarely slow down to think about the glide…
I heard about the power of the glide from a wonderful coach who also teaches adults to swim. She has masses of glorious curly hair and a can-do philosophy.
She was explaining that part of our progress in swimming comes in the stroke, where we push against the resistance in the water. Then the other part is where we slide forward, gliding on the power we already exerted. She says the glide is equally important and far less exhausting.
I’ve been thinking about how little we acknowledge, and never seem to rate, the times in life where it is essential to glide.
Somehow, if we aren’t forcing ourselves forward and pushing against the resistance, we don’t feel we’re adding value or pursuing our dream. Yet, we all recognize there are times in life to turn on your turbo jets and other times you just need to quietly glide on and let the opportunities catch up with you.
We can’t go full throttle all the time
A couple of coaching experiences, I’ve had lately, really brought this home for me. Continue reading