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Life Coach Or Life Is Your Coach

February 3, 2013

If you were an athlete, let’s say a boxer, then you know that your coach will train you to be prepared for many different opponents.  He will begin by training you in all the basics and continue to reinforce them.  Then the coach will prepare you for each opponent.  Each opponent that you face has a different style and therefore you must be prepared for them.  So the training that the coach gives you will be different for each opponent.  The more a boxer trains for different opponents, the better a boxer he becomes, and the better prepared for the next opponent.  No matter how well prepared he is for the opponent, he knows there will be surprises.  That is where having a solid foundation in the basics and experience comes in.  Even if you lose the match, you win something if you learn from it.

Try this for an exercise….Think of life as your coach preparing you for each challenge being sent your way.  Train yourself to think of every challenge as just an opponent trying to defeat you and block you from realizing your dreams and goals.  When you see life’s challenges this way, you will see them as necessary steps and lessons along the way, preparing you to realizing your dreams and goals, rather than seeing them as walls.  When you view each opponent as a necessary opportunity to get stronger, healthier,and better (Heart and Soul), you won’t be fearful and you might even look forward to them.  So remember…Who/whatever enters the ring with you…You are RWAready, willing, and able

With this attitude, make a list of the types of opponents/struggles that you have fought so far.  Review the tapes (in your head) of those fights.  Focus on

1. How you got through to the end of the fight

2. What you could improve on

3. What you learned about yourself

So now, sing along with me, “It’s the eye of the tiger, it’s the thrill of the fight, rising up to the challenge of our rival”, Survivor – from Rocky 3

“In life, it doesn’t matter how hard you hit, it’s how hard you can get hit and still keep moving forward.”  – Rocky Balboa from Rocky 6

“Experience is the best teacher, and the worst experiences teach the best lessons.” — Unknown

“The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them.” — Unknown 

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