If you are reading this, you are alive. How is that for wisdom? As a coach, I am not here to provide you wisdom, I am here to help you realize the wisdom you already own and the life you want to live.
Life is a series of events, changes and dreams. Most of the time, we appear to manage these things without thinking and even manage to turn a few dreams into reality. Yet, we are constantly thinking, having conversations with ourselves and comparing our lives to the lives of others. Sure, some of our thinking is automatic, but usually something happens to force us to review what has always been taken for granted. That something doesn’t have to be good or bad, but it is enough to make us realize we are ready for something more.
Our lives are a combination of everything in our past, in our present and in our future.
The past is what it is, our present is unfolding before us minute-by-minute and our future is ready to be written.
Our lives are our relationships, jobs, interests and desires. While our birth sets us off on a certain course, it is our mind that does the majority of the driving. It is our hearts that gives the directions and our soul sets the destination. Yet, we sometimes let our willingness to stay small take our foot off the gas pedal.
We sometimes let our fears; vulnerability and shame get in the way of what we deserve and what’s possible. Our desire to protect ourselves puts the car in reverse or stops it completely. We forget to enjoy the ride and know we are free to take any of the roads available.
So, it can be important to have a passenger. In this case, a coach as a passenger who is not a backseat driver, but someone who will keep you falling asleep at the wheel and driving the car into a ditch.