To reach your goals, you must be patient, persistent, and consistent. Take it one day at a time but don’t lose sight of the finishing line. Envision your goal and feel it. Feel what it will be like when you arrive at that finishing line and are able to say “I did it.” “I created the change I wanted to see in my life.” “I took control of the direction of my career.” “I made my business succeed this year.” “I feel fulfillment in what I’m doing.” “I am finally able to spend more time with my spouse and children.”
The most important things you can do for goal setting and creating change in your life are to write down your goals and visualize what your life will be like when you make the changes you want.
When making a decision, ask yourself: “Will doing this get me closer or farther from my goal(s) in life?”
Doing this on a regular basis is not only a constant reminder of what you want to achieve but it will also strengthen your motivation to get there. Most people not aware of the impact our daily actions and choices have on our overall life and goal plan. This is where life coaching comes in.
In order to get from the place you are in life right now to where you want to be, you must assess and comprehensively evaluate what you have been doing so far. As Albert Einstein said, “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” This requires a neutral third party to help us evaluate our goals, our actions, and how we can most quickly get to our goals.
Creating change and pushing yourself to new levels of success by going out of your comfort zone are very difficult things to do on your own and one of the most powerful ways in which people use life coaches.
A life coach gives you a neutral and honest perspective. They are trained to work with people to create change, overcome obstacles and self limiting thoughts and behavior, set manageable goals, and reach new levels of success in their professional and personal life. A life coach will hold you accountable, hold a mirror to you reflecting your strengths and areas that need development, and motivate you to move beyond your comfort zone to create the success you want to achieve in your life.
Bottom line is, they help you remain focused, stay on track, and follow through with a specific plan of action that you both create together.
Remember to reward yourself for goal milestones and be good to yourself.
Be patient and don’t forget to enjoy each stage of this ride called life!
Sonia Gallagher is a Coach for Lawyers at Time for Life, LLC. She helps lawyers get more clients, more profits, and more professional satisfaction within the practice of law. She teaches them strategies that transform them into rainmaking machines with more free time and a healthier work life balance.