Coaching for now
Coaches guide and manage your pathway to success. They help you stay on track with your goals that you are setting for yourself and they help you to stay focussed on the steps you need to take, rather than get side-tracked by all the distractions life has to offer.
Staying on point for your goals will always be problematic with things arising you could not foresee, things that knock you out of synch for a time and pain or difficulties that rock your emotional world.
A coach will keep focus for you on what you want to achieve. They will help you by bringing your attention back to your goals, whilst potentially also helping you manage your emotional turmoil and difficulties that may be less than practical, keeping them out of the picture whilst you sort them elsewhere maybe.
Yet, you can always come back to the goals when you have time, space, resources and support from your coach! Coaching is a flexible process. It may not be A-Z in one go, in one process of six or eight sessions, but may require a break whilst you get on with your action plan or manage the side-tracking event right now.
They will hold that place, help you to adjust when you 'return' attention to the goals you set. 'Change the plan but not the goal' because your goals are important for you - they are who you are and want to become!
These goals will stay with you but may adapt to prevailing circumstances or changes in your life but ultimately, they will stay very similar to what they always were - your life's dreams and desires.
Coaching is a process and, like all processes, it often doesn't adhere to set timescales and restrictions.
Any process is about change and development, about flexing and adapting within that process and following a 'procedure' but there must be flexibility for unforeseen obstacles or unforeseen successes earlier than you expected!
It isn't just obstacles and problems that influence a change of direction or action planning. It might be successful steps and new options you hadn't realised before. It may be the best option was coming but was hidden until it arrived and dropped in your lap! Your coach will help you to adjust and manage good and bad developments in this flexible process of growth and development.
What you started off needing or wanting changes as you go anyway. Each successful step changes the direction or flow of your action plan. Each step you achieve adds more on the other end but also gives you the wins you are looking for.
Coaching is a flexible process, never set in stone but still a clear pathway to what you want in your life and what you can have, with the right support and opportunities - some you create together too!
Enjoy the journey as well as the ending. Well, in fact, your journey never really ends…