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Sustaining the Journey
Pacing: Honoring the Existing State and Framing the Desired State
May 20, 2013
The tool cluster of pacing guides us in honoring a problem-resolver’s existing state and assists us in framing a more positive desired state. A coach must attend to many criteria in crafting a goal paraphrase. It is important to remember the following tips:
State the goal in the positive
Use the verbs be, have, or feel
State the goal as a destination, not a journey
Paraphrase the goal as a first party goal, that is something in the control of the person being coached
As you support others in problem-resolving this week, check yourself on your craftsmanship and consciousness in using these criteria to craft goals.