Why You Need a Life Coach Part 2
It’s been said that wisdom is the application of knowledge. Many of us have knowledge but we require insight on how to continually apply it. Life coaching provides the extra attention toward intention, insight and focus to help learn what may be missing.
Developing specific skills on how to view and live your life does not come automatically with age. Without insight even negative experiences can be wasted and you can keep going in circles never learning from past failures. Each person has their own set of skills that they use to tackle problems and for some that means vicious cycles and for others it means break through and taking new territory.
Just because someone knows how to do something doesn’t mean that they can help others to do it or even that they would want to teach others without the proper tools to teach. A simple example are former athletes. They may have had success and knowledge but may never choose to become coaches. Some who do, learn the fundamentals of coaching first. Even high performance medalists don’t rely on their own expertise to win races, they regularly return to coaches for instruction and insight. Just like all coaches, life coaches can see things you might not be able to notice while you’re performing.
With the rise of many self proclaimed untrained life coaches it can be easy to mix up the trained expertise a real life coach can offer with those that are just spouting advice and opinions. I personally love spouting advice and opinions through my blog (smile) but although some people might gain helpful advice, my blog is not life coaching. I was trained a few years ago and received certification to become a life coach and I decided to use it to help other beginning writers to get to their writing goals. I apply my knowledge of completing writing goals and life coach training to help move writers forward in their goals in the midst of their busy lives. One of the keys I’ve found is helping new writers know what types of goals to set.
It is very easy to get stuck and life coaching differs from some types of counseling because it is designed to focus you on what needs to be done next in order to move forward. Coupled with professional counseling or not, life coaching can be a great benefit to getting unstuck. No matter where you are in life you can benefit from life coaching. Many people utilize this method to become successful.
Accountability and goal setting is a needed piece for many people to get to the next step and life coaching provides a rich source of accountability and constant reacessing of your methods to accomplish goals. Having two people focused on one life can bring great needed insight.
Have you ever worked with a life coach? How do you hold yourself accountable to your yearly goals or dreams?