You are ready for a trip to the beautiful mountains and views in Glacier National Park. Once the car is packed and loaded you hop in the car and start driving. STOP, I forgot to mention an important step. Before you go, you put the destination in your GPS, so you know where to go. The GPS helps you to navigate and guides you in the right direction. This is also true with your health journey. A coach is your GPS – one can navigate your journey.
Your GPS will help guide you and give you directions on which way to go. It provides help and advice as you navigate construction, road conditions and the best route to take. Let’s reword that last sentence. A COACH will help guide you and give you direction on your journey. They share advice, strategies, best practices, and talk about accountability to help you achieve your goals.
The drawings below can be a true representation of life. We start out on a journey with the end clearly in mind. However, reality sets in when real life situations interfere with our goals.
How helpful would it be to have GPS to help you navigate life’s detours? The detours might include resistance, stress, fear of the unknown, or the negative head trash you might tell yourself. Your coach can help you move past your doubts, limiting beliefs, and bad experiences.
Some are afraid to set goals because of being overwhelmed with what needs to be done.
Many know what they don’t want but can struggle with articulating what they do want. A mentor or coach can help you sort through what is important based on your season of life. Being super clear on your why dictates actions and choices. Your why informs your decisions and can be your guiding light.
As the great football coach Tom Landry said, “A Coach is someone who,
- Tells you what you don’t want to hear,
- Has you see what you don’t want to see,
- So, you can be who you have always known you could be.”
In other words, a coach is your GPS – one can navigate your journey.