Even though coaching is more widely known and accepted these days, there can still be blank looks when I tell someone that I am a life coach. And it’s not always easy to explain! So here are three quotations that can help illustrate a few of the many possibilities that coaching can bring.
“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” – Albert Camus
We all have inner wisdom and strength. We all have times when we can’t access those innate qualities or even believe they are part of who we are. Coaching can help us acknowledge our strengths, reflect on ways our wisdom does already shine through, and explore additional ways to be resilient.
“My perspective will create my perception.” Neale Donald Walsch
Our beliefs and thinking shape how we view any situation and thus how we react. Challenging our beliefs can change the way we view the world and ourselves. Furthermore, by understanding that we can all hold differing viewpoints, we can be more accepting and less judgmental about others. And that can make communication easier and reduce your stress levels.
“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” Confucius
We can often set ourselves large goals, or be given major projects, and find ourselves feeling overwhelmed. This can lead to procrastination or paralysis if we don’t know where to start. Breaking down the goal into small practical steps shows it is possible to achieve the task. And making a start, however small, reduces resistance to the work required and will often provide the motivation to continue.
If the above has given you an insight into the benefits of life coaching which are relevant to you, do comment below – or contact me to discuss trying coaching for yourself!
I will be posting further quotes over the next few weeks.