Token 137: Coach yourself out loud

If you are actively working to improve something about yourself, talk to people about it. Coach yourself out loud.

Those closest to you—the people with whom your influence is strongest, and who you most want to influence in a positive way—will take away a few key things when you do this:

  • They will respect the fact that you are trying to be better.
  • They will see you as a role model who is committed to growth and improvement. They will see the benefits and will aspire to this.
  • They will see the change you’re trying to make, and they might begin to consider what changes they could make within themselves.
  • And when you slip up and revert to your old ways, they will give you the benefit of the doubt because they know your intent is positive; they will help you through your struggles, and they will grow in the process.

This is a virtuous cycle, and it’s never too late to start one.

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