Woody Allen once said “80% of success is showing up!” Showing up is clearly important but have you ever wondered HOW you show up is critical? And also that how you show up not only impacts you and what you can accomplish but also others around you?
A few years ago, I volunteered to coach a group of young kids from 4 to 14 years old hoping to inspire them and get into running. It is then I realized the importance of showing up, not just for myself, but also for those young kids.
Showing up can mean different things to different people. For most, it is the very act of arriving at a place, pretty much like checking a box. For others, it is not only about arriving, but being prepared. For a smaller group, it is about arriving, being prepared and then being ready to put in the work to achieve a specific outcome, regardless of the obstacles and fears, including the naysaying mind. Finally, for the remaining few, it is all these things we described in terms of showing up for ourselves, and also showing up for others.
Going back to the group of young kids I coached, they not only looked up to me as a role model but the questions they asked, the comments they made during my time with them made it clear to me that how I showed up impacted them not only on the running track, but far beyond.
In the end, it all starts by showing up….The question is… How do YOU want to show up and what impact does the way you show up have on others and what they can accomplish?