What's the Story of Your Life?
3rd July, 20110 Comments
When we take time to reflect on the story of our current life, we might not always be happy with what we find out. More often than not, we might magnify the missed opportunities, things that don’t go right, or the staidness of life. These are often the easy culprits or scapegoats for justifying our ‘failures’ and can lead to a downward spiral of regret and depression about who we are and what we do.
Sometimes, we dwell on the past and wish that we could go back in time and make better decisions about our lives. In retrospect, we all have thoughts that would certainly have led our lives on a much better path if we had taken the opportunity to bounce back the present reality with someone who was objective.
The truth is that, in the everyday reality of life, we just don’t know. It is absolutely true that it is important to focus on the present, to be bold and to live in the NOW. It is absolutely true that we must stop limiting ourselves based on fear and regret.
Crucially, a Life Coach can help you to have better clarity of ‘knowing’ in the NOW and generate quality of thoughts that can help you to create the story of life that you truly wish to have. Only when we set things into perspective and create smart life goals we can start living our dreams. A Life Coach can help you to achieve this and to be committed and accountable for your actions in your life story design.
The Story of John Goddard
John Goddard is a famous American adventurer who is known all over the world for a very particular reason. In the year 1940, when he was 15 years old, he made a “Life List” which was a list of 127 goals he wanted to experience during his entire lifetime. That is a pretty big commitment for a 15 year old and he says that he did it because most of the adults around him seemed to be complaining about how they had let life slip by them. John Goddard decided that he was not going to let the same thing happen to him.
In a very calm fashion, he started writing down every single experience he wished to have, ranging from climbing the highest mountains to learning foreign languages or typing 50 words a minute. Since then, John has had a rich and fulfilling life and has managed to complete an amazing 109 of his written life goals. Driven by sheer willpower and a patient approach, he has steadily created a life story that’s worthy of a Hollywood movie script. And he’s still going, determined to finish the list.
You too can fashion your life in the way that John Goddard has done. We are Co-Creators and have the ability and capability to do so. A Life Coach is your very own personal supporter and encourager, who can help you to live your dreams and motivate you along every step of the way.
Different People, Different Stories
While John Goddard’s life story might be impressive and inspiring, his goal list might not be applicable to everyone. A full life doesn’t have to involve jumping out of an airplane or juggling with rattle snakes. Making a lot of friends or learning to dance can be just as fulfilling. It all depends on who’s writing the list. And that is one of the most important steps, the moment that you decide you are not going to sit idle as life goes by. Martin Luther King Jr once said:
“Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step”.
How true that is. A Life Design Coach can help you self-reflect and dig deep to bring out your untold dreams… the dreams that are inside waiting for you to open the door to allow them to burst out and touch the world. We all want desire three things in life: 1. To be heard; 2. To express; 3. To be understood.
When you work with your personal Life Design Coach, you will be empowered to create realistic goals for yourself; goals that serve you in the short-term and contribute to you stepping into your lifetime. These lists can include goals relating to relationships, career choices, education, health and spiritual guidance for example.
Start Writing Your Script!
One of the most important lessons you can learn from nature and being human is that working collaboratively is always likely to produce you with better results. Grasping life in both hands and being independent should not be confused with doing everything alone. No matter how tough you are, you need the support of others in order to succeed.
As the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle are meaningless in isolation; are better as a whole than in individual parts; have boundaries that connect when pieces are joined together; has energized connection when teamwork occurs - so is your life!
Coaching can give you the support you need as well as help you establish new connections. A Life Coach can help to make the script of life more authentic and fun by helping you to inject energy and motivation. They can help you overcome the anxiety and fear of a new start by working from your present experiences to help you create your life transformation. Be a Co-Creator and start writing your own “Life List” today! Fill it with every little detail that will make you happy. Be a Co-Creator and take the first step to turn the Script of your life into your very own blockbuster!
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