Become the Person Who Can Do the Thing — Jeff Heggie Coaching

Jeff Heggie
5 min readMay 20, 2022

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

The hard part is not achieving your goals. The hard part is becoming the person who can do the things that will allow you to achieve your goals.

Becoming the person who can do “the thing” was a topic that I recently talked about in a group coaching session. This is a really important topic which many people don’t think about.

I want to share some of the things I shared in our coaching call, but also expand on it some more and hopefully give you some ideas that will help you achieve your dreams.

As a business coach I often have people who come to me who are, let’s say at a level five in their business, and they want me to just tell them what to do so that they can immediately be like another person, who is at a level ten.

This is like one of my high school basketball players coming to me and asking me what they need to do so that tomorrow they are the next Michael Jordan.

If I tell you what to do, you’re not going to be able to do it successfully until you become the person that can do that thing.

The other day I had to take my truck to the shop to get some work done. I needed someone to meet me there so that I could get a ride home. But when I was ready to go, everyone that could help me was busy. So I looked at my son, Jamari, and jokingly told him to grab the keys to the Yukon and follow me to the shop. Jamari is eleven and doesn’t know how to drive. He has not yet become the person who could do that.

This is often the biggest problem we have in achieving our goals. We have not yet become the person who can do the thing required.

Unfortunately, most of us have been programmed by a system that when something doesn’t produce the results you want, you say that it didn’t work, and you quit. But what you don’t recognize is that while you were trying and felt like it wasn’t working because it wasn’t producing the results you desired, that experience was working on you to make you the person who would eventually be able to do whatever it is that you were working on.

Jeff Heggie

Father, Husband, Entrepreneur, Success Coach, Marketing Strategist, Mastermind Facilitator, Knowledge Broker