Tough Questions to Challenge you as a Coach

“We can’t always choose what happens to us, but we can always choose how we
respond. It’s easy to subscribe to this in theory, but what about your specific
situation? Are you willing to own it?  For example:
 
Are you in a job you hate, living for the weekends?
Are you unemployed or can’t find a job?
Are you stuck in a bad marriage or going through a divorce?
Are you overweight, out of shape, or sick?
Are you lacking deep, meaningful friendships?
I am not asking these questions to shame you.  I have gone through my share of setbacks and failures.
I have been fired (more than once).
I have gone through a business failure.
I have felt stuck in a job I hated.
I have gone through a protracted and expensive IRS audit.
I had to have emergency surgery when my gall bladder ruptured.
I have had a child in rebellion and on drugs.
I have had two daughters with chronic illnesses. I have lost money on three
out of four houses I’ve owned.
 
No, my life has not been a bed of roses. But blaming our circumstances or other people—even when they are partly or almost totally responsible—only makes us victims. It robs us of our freedom and keeps
us stuck. There is a better way. Change is possible. It can begin today.
 
You don’t have to stay stuck in the state you are in. But first, you must
own your specific situation and take responsibility for the choices that led to
it. Only then can you begin to create a different future.” ~ Michael Hyatt
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