by Sandra Chaney
What I’ve learned about life coaching is we all have an appointment with destiny.
How we arrive at that destiny is up to us. During a race, runners are trained to race with their eyes focused on the finish line. Their eyes are on their destination. They are trained to look forward and resist the temptation of looking to either their left or right, and certainly not behind. Their destination is too important for them to take their eyes off their goal. What you focus on most frequently is that to which you will naturally gravitate. Having a coach, mentor or even an accountability partner can help you stay focus on the end result. Selecting the right coach is vital to your success.
If you’ve ever played any kind of sports, or prepared for any type of competition, you want the right person guiding you: they should be professionally and personally equipped to help you keep your eye on the prize. What I’ve learned on this journey is coaching is truly an inside job. We are all unique individuals and it requires a unique coach to be in tune with where his or her clients. I’ve been told that coaching is a ministry and I do believe that. Along with a blueprint a coach must be spiritually in tune with where you are and going. As a coach/mentor, I know I cannot be all things to all people. I teach and coach from my life’s journey and experiences. If I have not experienced it, I cannot teach or coach anyone else. This was one of life my lessons.
In order for destiny and purpose to meet, you must have the right coach or mentor guiding you. There is a place with your name on it. There is a destiny for you to achieve. In order to reach that place, you must turn over the topsoil, abandon what is behind and let go of the unnecessary baggage of past failures, past hurts, past disappointments and pursue the real passion of your heart; the dream for which you awake each day. Having a coach in your corner will help you keep your appointment with destiny.
The Bible says “the end of a thing is better than the beginning” (Ecclesiastes 7:8 NKJV). Choose your destiny, it’s worth the journey. “Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass.” —Paul J. Meyer
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This article is featured in Courageous Woman Magazine May/June 2017 issue. Click to read the full issue.