Stage 2 of the GROW model is the Reality statement. This is how far you are away from your Goal. It should include all the resources you might use to achieve your goals.
You can see the GROW model as a map. If the Goal is your final destination the Reality is where you are currently. You might already be partway towards the Goal. So you need to be very clear on how near or far you are to your Goal defined in the same terms as the Goal – like the coordinates of the map.
The other part of the Reality statement covers the resouces you might use – even the things that don’t appear to be useful at first sight. Don’t forget skills, contacts, achievements, enthusiasms, as well as the more obvious resources of equipment, and money. When you come up with obstacles (no money, no time) simply record them separately – they will be used in the next section. Include people you can ask who might know something helpful, and things you can borrow – they are all resources.
The danger in the Reality section is getting caught up in opinions, obstacles or beliefs before you have considered the facts of where you are.
If you find yourself jumping ahead to Obstacles or Options look at your Goal again and make sure you are looking at the facts of the situation now, not in the future.