Think of the most successful people in the world. Do you really think they got where they are without any help from anyone?
Of course not. No one achieves success without help along the way.
And if the most successful people in the world needed help, then don’t we all? This is exactly the purpose of a life coach.
A life coach helps you determine your definition of success and trains you to achieve it. Keep reading to learn the top reasons why you need a life coach.
1. You Don’t Know What You Want
For survival reasons, humans are programmed to seek out homeostasis and settle there. Homeostasis is fancy science talk for stability.
Sometimes that stability is a few levels beneath the hopes you had for your life. But your primal survival instincts tell you to stay there because it’s familiar and, therefore, safe.
After years of doing the same thing and getting the same results, we get lost in the routine. We don’t remember why we’re doing what we’re doing and we don’t even think about it. We forget what’s important to us, settle in, and put away all thoughts of changing our situation.
Life coaching helps you step back and learn who you are apart from this hazy routine rut. It helps you discover again or for the first time your wants, your individuality, and what’s important to you.
You may have a vague idea of the life you want. But it’s unclear or subconscious. Life coaching reaches in, draws it out, and makes it clear as day.
2. You Don’t Know Where to Start
Maybe we aren’t giving you enough credit. Maybe you know exactly the life you want.
But if you also knew how to get there, you’d have it already, wouldn’t you? Besides, knowing what you want isn’t much help if that’s as close as you get to it.
What good is knowing what you want unless you set goals to obtain it? What good are goals without a proper strategy? What good is strategy without the discipline and training to follow through with it?
It’s great to have a clear vision of the life you want. But all these follow-up steps are too overwhelming for most people to handle alone.
That’s where life coaching comes in. A life coach helps you set realistic goals toward making your vision a reality.
They’ll help you reorganize your life to prioritize these goals. And they’ll teach you the necessary strategies you’ll need to stay focused on your goals and avoid distraction.
3. You’re Programmed Wrong
Now, what about training and follow-through? Sometimes we have realistic goals and excellent plans but we just can’t get ourselves to follow through. It’s because of our programming.
As we previously illustrated, settling below your hoped-for life is a result of programming. Your years of repeated habits and routines have programmed you for the life you have now, not the life you want.
Research has found that 45% of our behavior is habitual. The key to following through toward your goals is adopting new habits that reinforce them. Life coaching helps you form new habits that reflect your new goals.
4. Restructuring Your Life is Really, Really Hard
Breaking age-long habits and overhauling your entire life structure is about as easy as it sounds. And you’re not going to accomplish it simply by reading through this article. You will absolutely, 100% need help.
Your life coach will be with you every step of the way, guiding you through this transition. They’ll give you a calm, outside perspective of your problems and expert tips from experience.
5. Quitting is Really, Really Easy
The hardest part of any life transition is burnout. You reach that point when you decide it’s too hard you just can’t try anymore. You can’t find a reason to keep at it and you don’t remember why you wanted to in the first place.
At times like this, you’ll be glad to have someone who’s got your back. Your life coach will get you right back on track. Just like having a personal trainer at the gym, you’ll be less likely to give up on yourself with a life coach on your side.
They’ll also prevent burnout in the first place by teaching you to celebrate your successes. Most of us have very few people in our lives who celebrate our accomplishments.
Conversely, focusing on your success is literally the entire purpose of your life coach. As a result, you accomplish bigger and better things faster.
How Will a Life Coach Help You?
Being committed to your dreams and goals is a great start. But having a second person committed to your success dramatically increases your chances of getting there.
See what a life coach can do for you. Schedule your free consultation now.
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