As the New Year approaches, we all feel the urge to make changes and improve our lifestyle. This can range from changes such as getting fit and healthy or changing career, or even relocation abroad. Maybe, depending on the type of New Year resolution, the goals can be short, medium or long term – in some cases immediately achievable or in some cases, taking several years to achieve.
The reality may be that sometimes we set ourselves up for failure. Our goals may be too ambitious and not thought through in a balanced way. Our inner Gremlins are ready to battle against our good intentions “I won’t keep it up”, “it’s too risky”, “I’ll never manage it”. Sound familiar? You will be pleased to hear you are not alone. Negative doubts take over and our resolve fades.
Being aware of your inner voice is one thing, understanding why it’s working against you can be quite revealing.
If you choose to listen and believe negative thoughts, you are in effect feeding your gremlin. And, perhaps this gives you an excuse not to make the effort to pursue that goal – the ultimate opt out. Why bother when you [falsely] believe that you won’t succeed.
If we want to achieve what we want and make a difference in our life, coaching can help us get there quicker, working with our coach to draw fully on our own resources, rather than going it alone.
From my experience of lifestyle coaching, there are common themes: we want to make life changes but do not know where to start, how to achieve those changes, and how to sustain them. Coaching challenges our habitual thought patterns and behaviours, a coach will invite you to think creatively and experiment with more effective ways of being and acting. Coaching will help you design the future and take progressive steps towards achieving what you really want – it is future orientated.
The past is past, the future is ours.
For more detailed help on how to succeed and achieve your New Year goals contact Wendy Reeves, Business and Personal Lifestyle Coach at LifeGoal.