I feel like I need coaching, but I'm not sure what my goals are

It's not uncommon to find yourself adrift on the waves of uncertainty, feeling the winds of change but unsure of the destination. If you've ever thought, "I feel like I need coaching, but I'm not sure what my goals are," fear not! You're not alone in this boat. In fact, you're in the company of countless individuals who are yearning to chart a course but aren't quite sure which way to set their sails. Welcome to the exciting realm of uncovering your hidden wants and needs.


Setting sail on the sea of self-discovery

Picture this, you're on a ship, gliding through the vast ocean of life. You can sense that there's a treasure out there – a goal, a dream, a purpose – but you're not exactly sure where 'out there' is. The compass needle of your ambitions is spinning like a confused chicken. Relax, it's OK! This is where the fun begins. Every great explorer starts somewhere, and it's perfectly fine not to have all the answers right away.

The quest for clues: unearthing your passions

Setting sail without a map can be both exhilarating and intimidating. To navigate this uncharted territory, begin by delving into your passions. What makes your heart skip a beat? What activity can you lose yourself in for hours? Think back to your childhood dreams and the things that brought you unadulterated joy. Whether it's painting, playing an instrument, solving complex puzzles, or crafting intricate spreadsheets, your passions hold vital clues about what might steer your ship.

Dreamstorming: Where imagination meets reality

Imagine you're in a room filled with ideas floating around like colourful balloons. That's the realm of dreamstorming (my new favourite word)! Grab those balloons and start playing. Let your imagination run wild. If there were no limitations, what would you do? What would your ideal life look like? Dreamstorming is a fantastic way to brainstorm possibilities without the burden of practicality.

The joy of journaling: Pen your path to clarity

A journal is like a confidant who listens without judgment. Start scribbling in it regularly. Write about your day, your thoughts, your dreams, and yes, even your uncertainties. Journaling can help you sift through the muck of daily life to uncover the pearls of your desires. Reflect on your entries and notice patterns. This journal could be your treasure map, leading you to your goals one page at a time. If journaling isn't your thing, I've done another article on great alternatives.

Connect the dots: Patterns in your past

Remember that time you organised a surprise party for your friend, and it turned out to be a massive success? Or the way you effortlessly solved that office crisis? These dots in your past might just be connected to your future goals. Sometimes, our strengths and innate talents are like breadcrumbs leading us towards our purpose. Don't underestimate the significance of the skills you've naturally acquired.

Goal setting with a twist: Micro-adventures

OK, let's add a sprinkle of adventure to goal setting. Instead of focusing on grand, distant goals, think about micro-adventures. These are small, manageable steps that align with your passions and interests. For instance, if you've always been curious about photography, set a micro-adventure to capture the beauty of your neighbourhood. If cooking excites you, your micro-adventure could involve trying a new recipe every week. These mini-goals not only guide you but also infuse your journey with excitement and novelty.

The power of exploration: Dabble, discover, dive In

Think of yourself as a curious explorer in the realm of your interests. It's perfectly fine to dabble in various activities and explore different paths. You don't need to commit to a single goal right away. Sometimes, it's through exploration that we stumble upon our true passions. So, sign up for that art class, attend that workshop on coding, or learn to dance like no one's watching. You might surprise yourself!

When in doubt, seek guidance: The role of coaching

And here we are, back to the very question that brought you to this article: "I feel like I need coaching, but I'm not sure what my goals are." Let me assure you, you're not alone in this uncertainty. In fact, seeking guidance is a testament to your commitment to personal growth. A skilled and ethical life coach can be your compass, helping you navigate the waters of your aspirations.

If you find yourself nodding in agreement or smiling at the thought of embarking on this exciting journey, I invite you to take the next step. It's not about having all the answers right now; it's about having the willingness to explore, discover, and evolve. Let's take that step together. Contact me and let's start turning your "I feel like I need coaching" into "I'm excited to explore my potential!"

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