Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Courage and Willing to Change

Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is that little voice at the end of the day that says: "I'll try again tomorrow."
--Anne Hunninghake

“A key quality that distinguishes a successful athlete, or a top-notch performer in any field, is the way he responds to his bad days. Everyone has good days and bad days, and the good ones are certainly easier to handle. But do we allow the bad ones to throw us off our course? Are we so shaken by our mistakes or troubles that we lose our focus on our goals?

Adult development is a process; it's never an end goal that we reach and hold. Our healing and recovery includes preparing ourselves to respond well to the bad days. We can do that by keeping our eye on the big picture, knowing that however bad things may seem at the moment, they will change. We learn to reach deep into our spiritual center for the courage to stay focused in the midst of our hardest days. We don't have to do it alone. We have the spiritual support of our Higher Power and the companionship of our friends to keep us on the path.

Today I will stay in touch with my spiritual center to find the courage for another day.”
As you can guess, as a Life Coach whose niche is addiction recovery, this writing hit me between the eyes like a 2’x4’. It is not only applicable to today’s journey for me, but to those I coach and those who require coaching.
To respond to those bad days, and keep moving forward, an athlete requires the tools that allow them to take things in stride. High performance people in athletics, and most in life, are coached to learn tools and bring out the best from within.
Courage is needed to change. Courage is needed to put new tools into practice, even after a less than stellar day.
One of the great things about coaching is working with people with courage. They have the potential, and it is a blessing to see them respond to the challenges they face.
It is great to see people realise their potential and win in the game of life!

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Life Coaching, Addiction Recovery

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