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Trust vs. Commitment - A Nugget of Advice

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An old mentor of mine gave me some sage advice years ago that I still lean on.

And it has to do with the difference between Trust and Commitment… Nope, they’re not the same thing.

To illustrate, imagine standing on a golf course, preparing for that crucial shot.

You've factored in the wind, the lie, the situation, and a myriad of other variables.

You’re instinctually doing everything you can to build trust that you’re making the right call.

However, as you know, it's impossible to be 100% certain that you've made all the right choices.

Factors out of your control could totally throw you off. It’s quite likely that your prediction will be dead wrong.

BUT, even with that in mind, it’s crucial that you commit to that shot.

High-performance athletes understand this well. In the heat of the moment, you can't afford to second-guess yourself. You have to commit to your decision, give it your all, and follow through without hesitation.

In other words, Trust is fully theoretical, commitment gets you to actually take action.

I think there’s an interesting analogy here when it comes to running a coaching business (or really any business).

Many coaches fall into the trap of endlessly planning and refining their offers, hoping to reach a point where they can trust them completely.

Time and time again, I’ve seen this fear of uncertainty hold coaches back from trying new things, launching new offers, or finally adopting that game changing tech you know you need.

But here's the truth: if you're always waiting to trust it, you'll never launch it.

Just like the golfer getting ready to pull the trigger, no matter your level or trust you need to fully commit or the shot is gonna be $h*t.

it's the commitment that propels you forward. It's the act of taking the shot that leads to learning, growth, and success.

Those who take action, those who commit to their ideas and goals, are the ones who see results.

And remember that iteration is your friend! You don’t have to get it right the first time.

If you do nothing, nothing will happen. Launch those offers, adopt that new software, take those shots, and push yourself out of your comfort zone.

You never know what could happen!