Have you ever seen a small child jump off the diving board for the first time?
As a swim coach for 13 years, I’ve helped hundreds of new swimmers take their first step off the diving board. And believe me, it never gets old. Here’s what happens…
- The little kiddo slowly inches her way to the front of the diving board.
- Pure terror is plastered all over her adorable freckled face.
- You can visualize the mental gymnastics taking place in her mind.
- Knees are knocking.
- Questions are asked.
- Delay tactics are implemented.
Finally, the little one comes to her moment of choice: Step Forward or Step Back!
If you want to be a great leader, there are three choices you have to make that are similar to choosing to step forward or step back while standing at the end of the diving board for the first time.