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You want to be pulled by the past or driven by the future? Life coaching unplugged

You want to be pulled by the past or driven by the future? Life coaching unplugged

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Achin Puri

Achin Puri

5 Sep 2020, 10:00 — 4 min read

'Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forward'. It is most probably our mistrust of the future that makes it hard to give up the past. However, our past certainly influences who you are. According to positive psychology, the past can be a positive resource from which you can selectively extract information prospects you face in the future. Your past experiences can fruitfully inspire to update future prospects it may be any mistakes from the past, or the possibilities that have never occurred before. It is entirely your choice, where your intention, attention, and focus that directs you. Credentialed life coaches give you the added insight, objective perspective and motivational support to make the optimum use of your past experiences to enrich your future goals.

 

Life coaching addresses your personal and business needs for your personal as well as professional life.

Your past experiences can fruitfully inspire to update future prospects - it may be any mistakes from the past, or the possibilities that have never occurred before.

 

Life coaches have the ability to view things from a different perspective, many of us may call it the 'helicopter vision'. Life coaches delve into your past so that your past episodes can be taken as positive learning experiences to achieve something better in your personal as well as professional life.

 

A life coach will dig questions about your past to examine what is going on right now. In the process, they discover your challenges and obstacles and choose a course of action to overcome these. The trick is to open your heart to your life coach so that the coach can help you set a plan into action with clear steps and measurable objectives. You may be bombarded with questions like: “Travel back to your childhood and tell me about your childhood, share some episodes from your past that you have not discussed with anyone, how have these incidents affected your relationships?”

 

A life coach works along with the following strategies

  • Self-awareness component - By asking some questions about your past and digging into your past experiences, a life coach helps you understand who you are. They mostly ask powerful questions with the intention of using that self-awareness for the future.

 

  • Futuristic goals - This self-awareness is aimed at self-discovery, a life coach helps you create strategies and habits that help you progress toward your futuristic goals. Life coach occasionally offers guidance and suggestion, but mostly, they motivate and help you to find the right answers and solutions for you.

 

  • Expertise - Your past experiences may have completely derailed you leading to a downfall in your personal and professional life. Your life coach is an objective, positive mentor who supports you to overcome these blocks/setbacks. They shed light on your past from a completely new angle which you might have missed. Life coaches provide a structure of support- they help you set realistic goals and develop new skills so that you feel naturally motivated to achieve these goals.

 

Before taking the services of a life coach one should be clear that people from every possible age, background occupation seek help/coaching. Life coaching is future-oriented and helps you quickly break through blocks that have forbidden you from moving ahead in life.

 

Also read: The art of creating a purposeful life

 

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