Nothing’s wrong! You are in exactly the right place, at exactly the right time, perfectly poised for your next step in your journey toward your full self-expression, success, and fulfillment. The basic premise of Life Coaching is that the client is creative, resourceful and whole. We already know and have within us all that we need to manifest our full potential. The desire for movement, for transformation and change, does not mean that something is wrong. It simply means that life is calling us to more, more of what we desire, more of what we have to contribute. Coaching is about identifying a vision, creating goals and going into action. When we accept ourselves and where we are now with compassion and gratitude, it becomes possible to tune into our own internal guide, that lift of energy within us that heralds our unique path.
The Keys To The Kingdom
In my own experience, and in my Life Coaching practice with clients, I have found that personal transformation is not an arrival at a destination where we have accomplished something so magnificent that we are forevermore freed from guilt, fear and our other human conundrums. The good news is that we are freed from feeling stuck in the very moment that we stop judging ourselves and making ourselves or our predicament wrong. When we come to appreciate who we are, where we are, and what we want, all at the same time. We find the keys to the kingdom, so to speak, in our own pocket!
Sometimes clients come to coaching thinking that they have to fix themselves somehow in order to create the change that they want. One of my jobs as a coach is to help bring forth and reflect back to my clients how awesome they are, exactly as they are. It is often a helpful exercise to keep a nightly list of self-acknowledgements, of the things that we can actually give ourselves credit for today. We’re doing better than we think we are! It is painful to feel stuck, frustrated, or in chaos, but it does not mean that we’re somehow defective, nor is it the sum total of our existence. It also helps to broaden perspective to keep a nightly gratitude list of the things we appreciate in our life that can go unnoticed like, “I’m grateful for this cozy bed that I’m about to crawl into!”
A Springboard For Change
Transformation and change are not about turning over a new leaf or pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps, but rather about coming home to our higher self that is perfect, whole and complete, right on time, and already is and has all that we seek. From the vantage point of acceptance of what is, past and present circumstances and conditions become a springboard for change, rather than a quagmire of doubt and fear. Then we actually have solid ground beneath our feet from which to take the next step, and the next…effortlessly.