The people who come to career coaching usually tell me "I don’t know what I want”. When I ask them “If everything was possible what would you do?” They almost always have at least one answer. People usually do know what they want. They just don’t believe it is possible for them. They don’t believe they are “good enough”. They don’t have the necessary training. They don’t know if they have the abilities. They don’t know if they can make money with it.
Now we moved from a place of “I don’t know what I want” to “I know what I want but I don’t know how to make it happen”. We can work with how.
This work can still be challenging when there are lots of doubts and uncertainties.
The thinking is contracted in this limited mindset of today where the person doesn’t see an image in front of them when they don’t see a physical reality.
That is bad management of our resources. We possess a mind that can think in abstract terms, that can create a vision, that can see the puzzle pieces coming together in their minds before they come together in real life.
We can implement the same wisdom in our lives. We can think of the future and bring it to today
One exercise that I suggest my coachees is “The Rocking Chair” exercise.
The Rocking Chair Exercise
Imagine you’re 90 years old, blissfully happy, healthy, and sitting in your rocking chair looking back over your ideal life.
now time to reflect
After having done this exercise now look at your life. What is calling you? What are the steps to that 90 years old self?
What will you do first?