The Pursuit of Happiness – so what’s stopping you?
We all have desires, whether it’s a desire to improve your career or business, to have a better social life or to have the courage for public speaking. Some people are fortunate to fulfill their desires and for others they are just pipe dreams. So why is it that some people dream and do while others dream and don’t…..what’s stopping them?
For each of us, our set of circumstances is unique. We all had different upbringings, we had different life experiences, came from different places, different families, went to different schools, chose different careers…made different life decisions. Sometimes we can box ourselves in and put labels on ourselves. We identify ourselves with the choices we made early in our life, sometimes these labels were put on us by other people. Other people’s expectations of us can also dictate the identity we place on ourselves. These can be described as limiting beliefs. Some examples of these are:

  • A plumber looking to change his career, but afraid of what others might think
  • A person who comes from a quiet family but secretly wants to perform in public
  • A sports team who believe they can challenge but don’t expect to win
  • Someone looking to travel the world, but will not go alone

“When you know what you want, and want it bad enough, you will find a way to get it” ~ Jim Rohn
Each of us has a responsibility to pursue our dreams and goals. So what will you do today to achieve your goal or pursue your dream? Will you improve your social life, take up that hobby that you always fancied trying out, pursue the career of your dreams?
A great way to achieve your goals is to write them down. Once you have done this, try the next steps:

  • What do you want?
  • When do you want it?
  • What will you see, hear and feel when you have it?
  • What’s your first step?

If you are unsure of what the first step is, or would like professional support to overcome the limiting beliefs that stop you achieving your goals, coaching is an ideal way to support you.
More about coaching:
Coaching is relatively new to Ireland, and while the term coaching has connotations with sports activities, the word ’coaching’ is actually derived from ‘stage coach’: to literally transport a person from one place to another. I support people to move forward or create change. Coaching is really the partnering of a coach and an individual or a group. By partnering together we will explore and create possibilities together to reach your goals or desired outcomes.
Coaching is received by people who are looking for a positive change in their lives. Some people receive counselling and other forms of therapy to get support and make changes in their lives. Coaching is primarily future-focused on positive outcomes. People go to coaching for many reasons: usually people are looking for change in their lives. You may want to change job or career, college course, change your lifestyle or deal with relationships in a better way. Together with your coach, options can be explored, and possibilities created. At the end of the day, you are the expert on you and you decide what direction each conversation takes. By the end of each session you can decide what outcomes and actions you want to take in your life, and make the changes you want to make in your life.