It has been said that life is what happens when you are making plans.
As I complete session #9 on my coaching journey with Marielle Gauthier, life has definitely been happening to me. When I discovered that I had been thinking of it as “intervening”, I spoke with Marielle about it. After all, some of the recent curve balls had been moments to savour. After speaking with her and reflecting on my attitude, I realized that life will always be intervening. It does for all of us. In fact, that is part of what coaching is all about – learning to take life to the maximum whatever the circumstances in order to achieve what our thoughts can conceive.
Taking that revelation to heart, I looked back on what I have accomplished on this coaching journey. So far, I have created vision maps, widened the cracks in my procrastination wall, and taken baby steps toward bringing in some income (look back at my previous guest blogs to find more information on some of these goals). Although I am not always on track, I know that I schedule more, get to bed earlier, continue to take care of my body because it houses the dreams and visions of my mind. If I slip up, I just go at it again.
Even more importantly, I am replacing unhelpful habits with new habits. These have provided the tools for me to handle life’s “intrusions”, recognize that they will always be with me, and turn them into the joyful moments they are meant to be (or handle the difficulties that may come my way). I remind myself to celebrate and enjoy.
In my last blog, I stated emphatically that I CAN do this. This time around, I realize that I AM doing this. My life is definitely changing for the better – slowly, incrementally – but it IS happening. My attitude is changing. I am grasping opportunity with both hands. I remain committed the process and to living my best life.
About the Author:
The above entry is part of a guest blog series titled “A Coaching Journey” written by my friend, client, and talented writer, Linda Epstein. She has graciously agreed to write on her experience with the coaching process as she navigates it, to give a first-hand view of what the journey is like. Visit weekly to find out more!
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