So You Set a New Year’s Resolution, Now What?Four traps that stop our resolutions in their tracks and how to avoid them
So like many people you’ve made a New Year’s resolution, setting yourself some goals for the opportunity offered by 2021. You probably set yourself some goals for 2020, which you feel were thwarted by the pandemic and other events outside your control. The good news is you are not alone; many faced insurmountable challenges in 2020! The even better news is there are ways you can achieve your goals even when faced with what might appear on the first look as unconquerable barriers.
Achieving your goals is about having personal resources to sustain our efforts. Often we find it difficult to see the resources available to us when we feel blocked. Our thinking may become black or white, removing the ability to see pathways and the resources we need for success. This robs us of the opportunity to move forward, leaving us stuck where we were: in 2020!
Research highlights the value of having a coach to support you build the resources to make purposeful change. Choosing a coach to act as your companion can be the difference between making it or abandoning your journey. A good coach is a deep listener, positive, enthusiastic, supportive, trusting, focused, goal-oriented, knowledgeable, observant, respectful, patient, empathetic (not sympathetic) and clear communicator. These characteristics need to be honed through training and ongoing supervision to ensure the coach has the skills to support you manage the tensions associated with personal change and maintain the objective perspective needed to manage the tense conversations that are characteristic of coaching.
This article highlights some of the roadblocks to change. Have a read and if you would like to explore how coaching can support your journey in 2021 book an introductory session or send me a message, and I’ll reply to set up a time to chat.
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