October 19, 2019

Devil You Know

People come to see a life coach because they want life to be different in some way. Usually in a lot of ways. They want to feel happier, When making decisions focus on what you want rather than what you don't want.calmer, more connected, engaged, passionate. They want an improved career situation, relationship situation, health situation or how they feel about themselves situation. As human beings, we are naturally programmed to seek out opportunities for growth and expansion. We are never “done”. When we get the improved career/relationship/health/sense of self, we will not be done with our process of wanting. That very achievement will lead to us wanting something more. And on it goes. It’s one of the wonderful parts of being human, that that process of seeking and extension never runs out.

The first step, of course, is identifying what we want to change and improve.

Get clear on not what you don’t want, but what you do.

This sounds so obvious it’s not worth stating, but let me tell you from observing hundreds of coaching clients just how much the human condition keeps us focused on what we don’t want! Endlessly justifying our need for something more by describing yet another way we have been let down, or slighted or undermined in some way. I see this especially in the area of career. Dragging focus away from the negatives being battled daily into what might suit us better can be a mental wrestling match, but it’s worth doing. At the end of the day, how many more reasons do you need that this isn’t an environment that you enjoy, or lets you give of your best? How much more evidence do you need that something else somewhere else would benefit you and the world more?

Read on here.