Sometimes, we confuse what feels true with what is true. For example, what if I told you that your worth was priceless? That you are a rare masterpiece, valuable beyond comprehension? And what if I told you that you were distinctively gifted and assigned for a grand purpose?
You may accept those statements as true, or some inner insecurity may rise, nervously bristle and reject the notion. Fear will challenge the thought that your contribution to the world is unique, priceless, and great. If the fact that God created you as a part of his most valuable crowning achievement doesn’t feel true or even look true, you may disregard it.
“But I’m nobody special,” you counter.
“I’m just a mom, a school aide, a sales clerk, an office manager.” Compared to other women who are on the frontlines of leading and experiencing amazing success, it’s tempting to minimize your significance. “I don’t have much to offer. Others are better than me, so let them do it. Wait!
First, don’t compare yourself to anyone else.
You’re a one-of-a-kind creation. The only comparison you should ever make is with yourself. Make sure you’re better this year than you were last year. Be the best version of yourself possible.
Second, don’t diminish your place in this world.
You have influence. You have a voice. You are a leader. Trust me; someone is always watching. You have opportunities everywhere to shine and impact your home, community, city, state, and this planet!
As Marianne Williamson wrote: “Your playing small does not serve the world.”
It’s true. You’re wonderfully and remarkably made. Your mindset will transform once you get that truth down on the inside of you and accept it as fact. Fears and insecurities move aside as your inner genius is unleashed to step up. Your new outlook will inform your actions and behaviors.
“With no goals, no priorities, no life strategy of our own, we drift with the herd through an endless meadow of mediocrity, unable to break loose, to achieve even a small part of the dreams we once cherished.”
In Need of a Fresh Perspective? 4 reasons you might be ready for a life coach
Here are five benefits of enlisting the help of a life coach no matter what occupation you are in:
1. Clarifying goals and creating a roadmap to achieve them.
Without goals and a blueprint or roadmap to achieve them, you will squander your most valuable commodity—time! Reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach!”
Contentment and fulfillment are found in productive people achieving God’s goals in God’s time.I accomplished more with my coach than I had in years by myself.
2. Breaking through limiting beliefs and self-doubt
A life coach can help you unearth the false beliefs that rumble in your mind, convincing you to play it safe and avoid risk. Through coaching, you will awaken to mindsets, actions, motivation levels, attitudes, and beliefs that, left unchecked, will sabotage you. A coach will help you challenge, question, and reframe those beliefs and ideas, consciously replacing negative and restrictive beliefs with more empowering ones.
You’ll learn how to shift your mindset and open up to new possibilities for personal growth and achievement, thus expanding the boundaries and enlarging your life.
3. Developing a growth mindset
Embracing a growth mindset allows individuals to see challenges as opportunities for growth and view failures as valuable lessons rather than permanent setbacks. To cultivate a growth mindset, it’s important to embrace a love for learning, cultivate resilience in the face of obstacles, and embrace the power of effort and perseverance. By adopting a growth mindset, women can continuously expand their potential, take on new challenges, and achieve higher personal and professional success.
4. Accountability and motivation to stay on track
Without accountability, we will lack the pressure to stick with our plan. We give in to instant gratification, and when things get difficult, we create stories, giving ourselves permission to cast off our goals.
When you work with a coach, you’ll start to see results! You’ll set small, achievable goals aligning with your best life and potential. As you act and progress toward these goals, you will accumulate evidence contradicting your old limiting beliefs. This evidence is a powerful reinforcement, boosting your confidence and further dismantling the old belief system.
A life coach helps you celebrate your successes, no matter how small, and use them as fuel to keep moving forward. —DAWN DAMON
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*A portion of this article was included in the bestselling book Leading Ladies: Discover Your GodGrown Strategy for Success by Amber Weigand Buckley and Lisa Burris Burns from Bold Vision Books. Used with permission.