Many people can’t make a decision about what to do because they’re afraid of making a mistake. They’re concerned that no matter what choice they make, it won’t be the right one. If you’re coaching someone who’s ‘stuck’ like this, you can get them moving by having them make a hypothesis about what will happen when they try one of the options. Then have them try it. Once they do, they will be able to ‘see’ if the result was what they expected. If it was, great. If not, they’ve ruled out one course of thought and action and can move on to the next. And even more importantly, by working this way, you’ll be able to help them dispel the assumption most of us have that ‘being mistaken’ is a negative. It’s not. It’s a way for us to learn.

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