Using a life coach can provide you with an endless list of benefits centred around you learning to live your life to the fullest, and making the most of the situations you find yourself in. But to fully reap these benefits, you have to be ready to accept the support.
So, how do you know if you’re ready to take that step? In this article, we at NextThought explore some common feelings or thoughts that might indicate you are ready to receive coaching support.
Feeling Lost or Stuck in Your Life
Do you feel stuck in the same routine, constantly doing the same thing for years, but getting no further in life? Maybe this is with your career, relationship, or even within your education goals?
If you answered ‘yes’, or even ‘sometimes’, chances are you’re also feeling unsure of what your next step should be to break this cycle. When we become lost like this, it is hard to comprehend what we may be doing wrong or what we could improve upon, as nothing is technically ‘wrong’, just unfulfilling. One important thing to remember is that this is incredibly common, and more often than we realise, the people around us that seemingly have it all together are also feeling this way, or at least have been at some stage in their life.
You’re Letting Fear & Self-destructive Behavior Hold You Back
Maybe you do know the next step to take – you’re fully aware of those habits you need to quit, or a change in perception and behaviours you need to make. Unfortunately, making life changes – both big and small – can be incredibly daunting. If you find yourself wanting to move in a certain direction, but always opt-out or conjure excuses as to why you can’t do it, you’re most certainly allowing yourself to be held back by your fear. Self-destructive behaviour can go hand in hand with this fear, and you may be subconsciously sabotaging opportunities for yourself out of uncertainty on where they will take you.
Feeling Desperate to Break Free & Become a Better You
It’s an awful feeling when you know there are better things out there for you, or you see others excelling in areas that you’ve only been dreaming about, but simply cannot see a way of getting there. Every journey simply needs to start with the realisation that change is necessary and taking that first step. Sometimes all it takes is someone to guide you in the right direction and give you the empowerment to take a risk.
Unlock Your Potential with a Professional Life Coach & Career Advisor
At NextThought, we only want to see you succeed in whatever goals you set out to accomplish. By choosing to work with a life coach, you can overcome the obstacles in your life and master the skills you need to pursue your ambitions. Let us help you get out of your rut and onto the road to continued success. Contact us today and book a free, 30-minute assessment and planning session.