DESIGNING PERSONAL CHANGE – LOOKING AHEAD
When you look at where you are, who you are and how you got here, it is unlikely the same kind of thinking and acting will get you to where you want to be. Marshall Goldsmith summed it up in his book, “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There.” (Hachette Books, 2007)
Making plans to create something new and different for your life may not be as simple as it sounds. There are many reasons why this is so. One is the fear of the unknown. Another may be the lack of self- confidence to take on something entirely new. Feeling blocked or stuck can keep you from moving forward. Leaving the familiar and comfortable or having those leave you may cause a feeling of being upset and out of balance. Whatever the reason there are ways to explore possibilities for new life conditions that would be welcome and refreshing.
A few examples of the changes which people deal with in the everyday business of living include the following: Interpersonal relationships; job changes that include moving from one to another; planning for or dealing with retirement; health issues that affect the quality of life; social and cultural conflicts between people or groups; crises in faith related matters; and feelings of anxiety and depression that may stem from external or internal causes. This list is not complete and touches on some of the more frequently reported issues.
Life Coaching helps plan, design and effect the changes you wish to see in your life. This is a learning and growing experience for anyone willing to engage in the process of conscious, intentional and planned change. With two kinds of change, planned and unplanned, the former is more desirable than the latter. Knowing there will be inevitable changes in the future, a contingency plan may also be an option.
What happens when planned change does not go the way you intended? There are tools for adapting and changing the plan when needed without having to start over. Consider the change orders in a blueprint for a building. It may take a little more time and have an associated cost. However, the end result is better for having made the change.
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Ah. Making changes in the blueprints… reminds me when we wanted to make some changes in the plans before our new home’s construction and the National builder was telling us “why it couldn’t be done” – we stood politely firm and showed them examples of other states where they had agreed to similar changes… and they agreed.
From a ‘spiritual walk’ perspective, it is said that planning for change(s), particularly with a capable guide or coach who has ‘walked the path,’ can save us a few ‘lifetimes’ worth of effort… the question then becomes, are we willing to ask for guidance?
There’s an old piece of holy scripture which says “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”