We are well into the new year and if you are like many people you are already frustrated with some of the goals that you set for the year.
Why is it that we have behavior patterns that tend to send us back in the familiar direction that we have gone when our goal is to do the exact opposite?
This is called self sabotage and we all do it with certain things. Want to get off that merry-go-round. Join us for a "Learning to THINK for a CHANGE" seminar this year and JUMP off the merry-go-round for good.
Tonight I was listening to a conversation between a Father and his Son with regards to his grades. Apparently he is failing a class and was totally unwilling to take responsibility for the "F". His statements were,
" I am not going to read a book that I don't like so I didn't do the assignment."
" It is the teachers fault that she chose a book that isn't interesting and people don't want to read"
" She gave me an F and I don't deserve it."
"If she was a better teacher then I wouldn't have this grade."
" You just don't understand my generation.(to the dad)"
The dad was about to pull his hair out when I mentioned to him that maybe he should tell his son that he should walk home because he doesn't feel like taking him home tonight.
See how the shoe feels on the other foot. Amazing that we are raising children to be "spoiled brats" that couldn't begin to understand the saying, "when the going gets tough, the tough get going"
... "to give courage"
When I think of this word I am reminded of how little we do to encourage each other much less, encourage ourselves. One of the biggest things I learned about 20 years ago was to encourage myself and to be an encourager of others.
Life can be pretty heavy at times and there is nothing like a word of encouragement to "give you the courage to carry on"
Who can you encourage today?
We are so excited about our new curriculum and they changes that we are seeing in the lives of our clients. People who have worked at areas of their lives for a long time and felt like things would never change are beginning to see CHANGE that is giving them renewed hope. They are starting with taking responsibility for their own thoughts and actions and BEING the difference. Can't wait to share this with more people. It has been a life changer for us too.
This morning I have been thinking a lot about the relationship I had with my grandmother, Eileen Johnson. She passed away a week ago at age 98 and I had the privilege of being by her side at her passing.
I feel a void and even though I know that she is in heaven and has moved on to the eternity side of life, I miss her. I have thought about the relationship we had and the relationships she had with others. Some of those determined my destiny.
Interesting to think about the importance that our decisions today have on our generations to come.
I am not sure that I would have chosen to walk through the end of her days with her in that way and yet it has turned out to be such a blessing to me as it grounded me in a way that I never imagined. Birth and Death both have a way of doing that if you will open your mind to really reflect on life. I have been able to experience both of them in the last year with the birth of our first grandson, Ares, the death of two close friends and the death of my grandmother.
It has helped me gain perspective on the importance of relationship and the fact that relationship doesn't just happen but it is something that has to be
This takes willing to choosing love which involves sacrifice, believe the best and forgive the rest, compassion, kindness, patience, and perseverance.
This kind of love will always work out in the end to our benefit. I am determined to become better at relationships that are real and matter.
Have you ever worked hard to get out of a situation only to find yourself almost paralyzed afterwards because of the famous quote, "Now What?"
Often people do nothing because they really don't know what to do. Many times in business we see things begin to fall apart not because there isn't a great product or good people behind the product but because those responsible for the success of the product don't have all the necessary tools to do what they need to do to be successful.
How do we get those? Coaching has become a very successful method for providing the tools necessary to maneuver through life's obstacles with greater ease and less toxic backlash in the rest of our lives too.
Come learn with the rest of us as we maneuver in and around the things that life throws at us while experiencing greater peace and wholeness.
Ever been stuck in a rut? We all have times when we feel like we are going around in circles and realizing that we are just digging a whole that eventually we may need help getting out of.
Where do you want change? What is not working for you? How comfortable have you become with this process and is it your comfort that causes you to not break out of this cycle?
So many businesses/people need two things that coaching provides:
-a different perspective
- a plan with accountability
What rut do you want out of?