One of the first steps in a coaching process is to establish an Action Plan to support the client in achieving their goal.This step is essential because, in order to generate change, we need to act in the right direction. Otherwise we will move in a wrong way that will bring us where we do not want to be.
We usually think that not-to-do it is the same as not-to-act.
Curiously, it is the opposite because we are perpetuating and making stronger the situation we are not happy about. We are moving away from our happiness.
Usually, this kind of action comes supported by the idea that we cannot change, we are as we are and there is nothing we can do about it.
It is interesting, isn´t it? It is to me. It is curious that we do not allow ourselves to have the power to change but we allow ourselves to have the power of keeping a situation we dislike.
So if we dislike the situation, why not to create something we can feel more satisfied with? And ultimately, if we cannot do much about it, what about creating a new perspective?
If you are reading this and thinking, “Yeah, well, I cannot change, this is me.” Let me ask you something:
- Can you not or do you not want to change?
Many times we do not change not because we can´t but because, even if we are not aware of it, we are quite comfortable in our comfort zone and change requires us to be brave and make efforts.
We will need to be brave and strong to reflect about ourselves and to find out how, honestly, we want to live. To learn and do things in a different way. Also to face all the things that are holding us back. To move away from what is familiar and, maybe sometimes, to feel lost and afraid.
Overall, we will need to be brave to enjoy all the marvellous things and new experiences we could have when expanding our comfort zone.
Based on all the above I invite you to reflect
- What do you want to change?
- What do you have to do to move into action?
- What do you need to make your change real?
- What is blocking you?
- What could you win and lose?
- What new experiences could you have?
In case you decide not to change:
- What situation are you accepting?
- How can you transform the perspective?
- What will be the new perspective of this situation?
- How will you feel living the situation from a different point of view?
- Are you still accepting the situation or do you want to change it?
All these questions would start a really interesting conversation. Feel free to leave comments or be in contact with me here.
Life is movement, it is action, so flowithelife!