Sometimes life gets hard. Even if you do fine most of the time, there comes a time in everyone’s life when they feel stuck and feel like everything is just a little out of focus and out of control. Whether it is money problems, relationship struggles, persistent sadness or just feelings of boredom and loss of vision, seeing your way through the fog sometimes requires a helping hand. That is what a life coach provides.
There is a saying that a fish does not realize it is wet. The truth of that statement is profound. The idea is that we can become so accustomed to our way of living—our choices, our thought patterns, our perception of available options—that we are unable to see anything else.
We are wet, but we do not realize it.
Life coaches can come along beside you and help you begin to ‘notice your wetness.’ They can help you clarify your vision for your life, look clearly at your circumstances, identify places where you can choose different courses of action and help you to begin repositioning yourself so that you are on track to reach your goals and desires.
When you feel stuck, many times what you need are vision and confidence…
• You need vision to see what is obvious. It is sometimes hard to see that you can make a different choice or respond to life in a different way than you always have.
• You need confidence to change your course of action and actually make those different choices.
A life coach will help you see the obvious and help you have the confidence and courage to act upon what you see. These two simple actions can literally transform your life.
Your life coach is about helping you take stock of where you are right now and moving you forward. She is interested in you and what has transpired to make you who you are, but the focus is not on the past. The past is finished. A life coach will help you take a good look at where you are right now and what you need to do to get where you want to be.
And then they will walk with you on that journey.
When you have a life coach, you are not doing life by yourself anymore. You have a supporter, a cheerleader, an accountability partner: you have a coach.