I was wondering why top athletes like Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Virat Kohli etc need a coach. They all are doing very well for themselves. What dimension would a coach be adding to their capabilities?
This is where I started thinking why cannot individuals have a life coach for themselves. Everyday we reach out and perform our individual duties just like Virat Kohli who practises his skill every day. Isn’t our job and Virat’s job similar. We have our individual play grounds. Why can’t we be a Kohli of our individual profession or for that matter our life.Living life to your own terms in an art in itself and very few in the world have actually mastered it.
The best in the world have a coach. Many top entertainers, musicians, performers , athletes have coaches to get to the top and stay at the top. Reaching the top of any skill requires focus and dedication. What if we do not know what we should focus to be at the top of our game of life. This is where life coach steps in.
Recently I saw Dangal and it clearly showed the impact a coach can make on an individual.There is a good chance that that a life coach can get more of out of you then you could ever get out of your own.
I am listing down few more reasons why you should have a life coach :
1 – Finding Your Calling
In your busy routine its difficult to discover the things which are intrinsically meaningful to you.
The alliance you form with your life coach will help your discover that. When you are with your life coach you are thinking about yourself. Your coach will empower you to come up with your own answers, dreams, and plans to achieve them. Your coach will ask you important questions like – What are the things that light you up? Years from today, what will you not doing? You will be compelled to identify the meaning you derive out of your life and can focus on your calling.
2 – Accountability
I have a very firm belief that most of the us already know what we have to do to fulfil our dreams but more often then not we do not take a that important small step towards our dream. With a life coach you become more accountable to follow through on whatever you’re procrastinating on or stopping yourself from doing. The coach place no value on excuses and would only be interested in action. Giving excuses makes you feel embarrassed so you force yourself to step up. Your coach will work with you over a set period of time to make sure that you follow through on your commitments.
We have all the resources in the world which tell us how to be healthy but still most people are unable to utilize the resources – Think about it – What is it they are missing – Off course accountability!!
3 – Clarity And Internal Communication
Coaching cuts down lot of fluff.
In our daily life our heads are cluttered with lot of things which are unimportant and unnecessary.
Our minds are overwhelmed with a mess of small, endless emotional incidents. With all this clutter it becomes difficult to focus on the things which will take you closer to your life aspirations. Your time with the coach allows you to dedicate time to give you a clear perspective to where you are and where you would like to go. You get the clarity of thoughts. You set aside time and you discover yourself more.
It is said that the quality of your life is the quality of the communication you have with yourself. Your coach will ask you questions that evoke the kind of answers that elevate the quality of your life. Your coach can help you take a step back and look at your entire self, not just the parts of you that immediately demand your attention. You look inside and seek answers which make you have been avoiding becuase of the clutter you have been carrying with you.
There are times where you may have goal but you have no clue how to achieve it. It is a life coach’s job to guide you through the steps of creating a plan of action so that you can get to where you want to be. A lot of great ideas go unrealized due to a lack of organisation and clarity.
4 – Challenge Limiting Beliefs
There are so many ways that we limit and hold ourselves back. There’s things that we want to do, but often aren’t doing simply because we don’t have the belief or confidence in ourselves.Most of the times your fear consume you, and was lack the confidence.
Your coach does not come with a preconceived notion about you ,hence he does not place any limits on you. You get someone who does not agree with your limiting beliefs and push you beyond your limits and what you thought was possible. You take a small first step then the second and slowly your momentum builds up and you become unstoppable. You grow as a human being throughout the journey. You raise your standards to an entirely new level.
5 – No Judgments
Your coach during his tenure is only interested in your well being. He is one person who is not going to judge you come what may. You can be entirely naked in your thoughts with him. You can free yourself of all that you have in your mind which has been blocking you. A quality coach will create a trustworthy environment and will push you forward.
6 – Leaving Your Comfort Zone
Your coach helps you to constantly stretch. You stretch and achieve everyday.
You take your daily actions towards your goals which means you spend time outs the boundaries of your familiar environment. When you stretch you grow. The picture above tells you a lot about the living in the comfort zone.
7 – Best Investment For Life
I have seen people getting themselves drowned in debts with the things which are de-predicable in nature. It is always a good idea to invest in appreciable assets. When you hire a life coach you invest in yourself. This is the best investment you can make. All your investments are linked to on one particular entity and that is “you”. If you grow all other investments grow.
8 – You Design Your Life
You are the designer of your life. What you create in your mind is what is created in reality. You need someone who is with you in this journey. Life Coach is that person who is with you and dancing with your in your dreams becuase your dream is his dream. His dream is to be with the people in their success journey.