Early in my life coaching journey, I am forced to think about my legacy. As a writer, I’m an avid reader of books. All books, but especially the Brontë sisters, Oscar Wilde, Ernest Hemingway, Scott Fitzgerald, and the list goes on. Don’t even get me started on poetry, my favourite poets are too many to mention. I often wonder what these great writers and poets would think, knowing that years after they have passed away, people are still enjoying their work.
MY LEGACY AND MEASURING UP
Consequently, this puts great pressure on me as a writer. How does my work measure up? The result is performance anxiety. As such, I have a drawer filled with books I’m afraid to publish as well as chapters that sadly will never see the light of day.
This is one of the primary reasons I embrace the life coaching process. I want to feel that my life mattered and that my work may even make a contribution to future generations.
As my sessions continue, I’ve come to realise that this paralysis has seeped through to the rest of my life and the inability to finish anything. It has also affected my relationships with friends and family.
FINISHING THE UNFINISHED
Slowly but surely the life coaching self-work between sessions, leads to the completion of those tasks I’ve been avoiding. Such as dusting off the unfinished books, cleaning the closets, etc. Clearing the closets represents much more than just tidying up.
For me, it represents spring cleaning my life and discarding what doesn’t serve me any longer.
Over the years I was indiscriminately shoving everything into the physical closet. Similarly, I was not very particular about what served me better in decision-making, relationships, and life in general.
MY LEGACY WILL FLY
I have no doubt in my mind that once I have completed the life coaching programme, I will be able to tackle that book, do the final edits, and publish it.
Another thing I am confident about is the improvement of my relationships and how to deal with difficult people.
So many insights… and to think this is just the beginning of my life coaching journey! My life coach, Simone, exudes positivity and she has a go-getter attitude that, by the time a session finishes, you feel like you can fly.
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