We are living in an era of numerous and vast changes. An increasingly rapid pace, busy, busy, busy, aspiring to be personally and professionally more effective, just like the circus juggler – balancing all our of responsibilities, our relationships, raising kids, managing our career, socialising, exercising, studying, doing all the household tasks and even just fitting in some down time. We, and our goals (being the things we want) are constantly evolving, in fact the one constant in life is change ..if you thing of it in terms of growth, its what gives us a sense of movement, a sense of achievement. For some, those goals get put on the backburner year after year, living out in our dreams, whilst we wait for more time, more money, more skills, more something….whilst others have an idea of what they want to achieve, yet drift along, day after day, hoping and wishing that one day the dream will become a reality. With all this juggling , living at this pace in each of our worlds, sometimes it feels like we are only just keeping our head above water, losing sight of our dreams or worse still, living goals and purposes that are not our own, ones that dont excite, energise or motivate us….you know the ones I mean- those that give us the flutter of a gaggle of geese in our gut.
Picture a duck for a moment, gliding across the rippled waters of a lake, seemingly with little effort as it glides along quite happily. Now think about what the duck is doing beyond what our eyes convey. Its using a strategy to move from A to B – energy to kick along, stopping to take a breather, assessing for preditors, navigating the path forward, kicking away again – a stark contrast to its seemingly effortless external effort don’t you think? Has anyone you know ever experienced life as the duck? Doing pretty good I would assume, perhaps with the grand plan of evolving into a swan, gliding effortlessly ahead – congruent above and below the surface.
Having strategies for your goals and the awareness to create increased effectiveness, creativity & productivity, can be achieved a lot quicker with a partner . A partner who has the insights and commitment to your personal development and one who will provide focused support as you make changes. A qualified life coach is a partner who is dedicated to your development , one that enhances your transition into what you want from your life so you that you will develop with momentum from the duck to the swan.
People who achieve personal fulfilment have done so by learning how to tap into more resourceful ways of thinking. They have learned what it means to take responsibility for their thoughts, emotions, actions and results they are getting. They learn how to be more effective in managing day to day challenges life throws their way, recognise and work beyond things that may be holding them back – such as guilt, anger, low self confidence, personal fears of not being good enough, rich enough, smart enough, slim enough, attractive enough …
By taking total responsibility for your reactions, thoughts and actions, do you think it would give you more choices and possibilities for turning things around, for resolving past hurt, and looking at new possibilities? What would it be like to extract a positive learning from what seems a negative result – where there is no failure, only feedback, an opportunity to learn more about yourself, your capabilities and opportunities, what you need to do differently to create a different result next time and being thankful for the gift that is being presented to you. This may often be associated with forgiveness , appreciation or healing.
People who achieve personal success have developed a heightened sense of self. When they let go of their excuses they let go of that heavy load of baggage they have been trucking around for all those years. They now experience a renewed sense of self, freedom, a weight lifted, excited about their future, at peace, more loving, appreciative, focused, a new sense of determination. What would it mean to you to be able to feel all of this and more?
So lets ponder this for a moment…..how about if you started right now, to ask more empowering questions so that you could turn any situation around, you learned from results that didnt go as you wished, used courage to understand and overcome your personal barriers, created new attitudes that really served and supported you , focused your energy to what you really want to create, embraced what seemed unfamiliar and had some fun in the process, lived every day congruently with who you are and true to your purpose. Do you think it would improve the quality of life, even by a little? What would be the greatest, most rewarding changes for you? What would you be doing differently? How else would that impact on your life? How would that make you feel?
It’s great to know that anything has the potential to be turned around. Are your dreams worth putting on hold any longer? Is it time to begin investing in your most valuable asset? Discover how coaching can make the difference you have been waiting for and create your own extraordinary life.
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‘Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating’. Denis Waitley