Coaching Scooby Doo


Assalam Alaikum,

Here’s a great story that my coach shared with me once that points towards the power of The Paradigm Shift…

Imagine you and I are hired to coach a dog. Let’s call him Scooby. Now, this dog has a serious issue. He’s been running around in circles trying to catch its own tail. He stops for a moment to talk to us for the coaching session.

Coach: So, what do you need?

Scooby: Well, I have this goal: I’m chasing this thing, and it’s really fast. So I guess the first thing I need is more speed, so I can catch it. If I was about 20% faster, I would definitely catch it.

Coach: Okay… what else do you think you need?

Scooby: I need more agility. It doesn’t matter how suddenly I pounce at it, this thing I’m chasing always manages to be one step ahead of me. So if I could just be more agile, maybe I could pounce into the right position to catch it.

Coach: Anything else…?

Scooby: Yes, I need more stamina. I can literally chase this damn thing for hours and hours every day and it never runs out of energy! I think if I had maybe double the stamina, then I could definitely give it a run for its money.

You and I both know that the only thing that Scooby actually needs is to realise that it’s been chasing its own tail. Scooby probably thinks that catching the tail would give it something that the tail simply can’t give it (maybe Scooby thinks it will be food, perhaps?)

Now, after we explain that to Scooby, he might react in a couple of ways.

He might say “Ohhhh, it’s just my tail. Phew! That takes a lot off my mind! I have so much free time now to go and do something more fun, like chewing that bone…”

The other thing that Scooby might say is “Ohhhh, it’s my tail. Okay. So, now that I ‘know’ it’s my tail, how do I catch it? Could you teach me a tail-catching strategy? I think I saw something on the internet about tails, maybe I’ll go and research it. I don’t know this is all just so overwhelming…”

If that was the reaction, we would know that Scooby just doesn’t get it yet.

Here’s the point:

You’re chasing goals that, noble as they may be, can’t give you what you’re hoping they will. They can’t make you feel happy, peaceful or loved. Ironically, achieving your goals won’t even make you feel accomplished. Overcoming the challenges along the way to achieving them won’t make you feel strong. Nothing outside of you can give you what’s already inside of you. Not even achieving the Olympic gold will make you feel ‘good enough’.

Some people think that this Truth might make you un-motivated.

That’s not true. It makes you unstoppable.

So, if you’re ready to stop chasing your own tail, save a whole lot of pointless wasted energy, and become unstoppable in the pursuit of your dreams, then stop drooling over your keyboard, and run over here to watch:

The Paradigm Shift Web-Class.

Peace, Love & Blessings.




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