Many people say they want to change their lives but that’s all they ever do. They never take any action so their lives stay the same and they get more and more frustrated as the years go by.
Perhaps you are not one of those people. Perhaps you know what you want and are ready to take action. That is wonderful because when you decide to change your life and take the first tentative step then something magical happens. It’s as if the world itself changes too. People and places seem different from the way they were before and it becomes easier to believe that what you hope for might actually be a possibility. You begin to see your vision getting closer.
During a time of life-change it’s motivating and useful to have a mentor or coach, someone to support you during the time of transition.
Working with a mentor or a coach is a good way to reduce overwhelm and procrastination felt by many people when they decide to make changes in their life.
Perhaps you are a mentor or coach. If so, make sure you work with a mentor or coach yourself because it’s useful to experience for yourself the benefit that mentoring or coaching brings. Everyone benefits, not only your clients but also, most of all, yourself. You’ll find out at first hand how beneficial it is to have someone to offload and bounce ideas onto and listen to you talk about the things which seem insoluble in your life.
A powerful way to move an idea forward is by using metaphor to compare something with similar attributes to the subject you are considering.
For example, thinking about the changing seasons of the year is useful in relation to how you feel about aspects of your life and may help you understand how the process for change happens internally1.
If you are considering leaving something you may feel like Autumn moving towards Winter. Then you may experience a time when outwardly things are dormant and you lack energy and drive. However, inwardly things are happening.
When your Spring arrives you have more energy, new hope. It is a period for growth and anticipation. Quite suddenly, it seems, you are filled with ideas and energy. You are ready to take the first steps for change.
Finally, you move into Summer and your life is in full bloom again.
Coaching can enable this to happen more quickly. Find out more here.