People talk about "neurons that fire together, wire together," and that's what we're trying to do in coaching. We want to create different neural pathways in our brains. Think of it like two children in a playground who don't know each other. At first, they're awkward and don't know what to say. But as they spend more time together, they become comfortable with each other until they can't leave without holding hands. That's what we're trying to do with coaching, bring neurons closer together to create different neural pathways.
We're trying to figure out the route to take to get to where we need to be, which may be a different route than we're used to. It requires many steps before the footpath is created. Coaching is helpful because it provides accountability, challenges us to keep moving in the right direction, and reminds us of our goals. It's important to create a routine of the new path, rather than reverting to old ways. By doing so, we can create new habits and behaviors that will benefit us in the long run.