Committing to Flexibility

I absolutely adore my coaching clients.

They inspire me regularly with their determination to make major changes in their lives. Some of those changes are big, some small, but all important and meaningful.

At some point, they have each decided the status quo is not enough for them. They recognize that they aren’t showing up in their life they way they would like to, or life dreams and goals feel like they may have passed by and they don’t know where all the time went.

Enter… commitment.

It’s a willingness to look at your life, all parts of it. Be honest about where you are, who you are, and where you want to go.

It’s a decision you make. A promise to yourself. To show up.

To learn more about you.

What’s working.

What isn’t.

What you can control.

What you can’t.

When life throws curve balls, and it will, how you can stay committed to being the person you want to be even in the face of the unknown.

It’s about taking action. Even little tiny ladybug steps forward count because you’ve decided that’ s where you want to go.

It’s about noticing that it gets hard sometimes. Harder than you both planned or want it to be. You may even take what seems like elephant steps backwards. But they are all part of the journey.

What’s so fabulous about commitment is that it can be a flexible process.

There don’t have to be hard and fast rules around it. You can be committed to making a change but not have an exact end date as to when it will be complete.

You can commit to trying various techniques on the way to finding the one, or combination of, that work best for you.

You can have fun while making the change.

You can give up for a while, then go back to it.

I’ve learned over time that as much as we’d like to find the perfect process that has worked for others to work for us, we’re not all the same.

We have to find the right process for us.

Let go of preconceived notions of what will work. Because often we really don’t know until we try.

So I say bravo to my clients who have decided that they don’t want old habits to hold them back anymore, who want to create a future that is very different from their past, who want to make moves from one state to another, from one profession to another, to find happiness that is sustainable.

I am committed to them, because they are committed to themselves. It’s not always easy, but they are brave. Willing to move forward when they don’t know the exact outcome. Excited and scared about the next step. So inspiring. To me for sure. To others I bet they aren’t even aware of. Even to themselves.

Commitment means knowing what you want and being willing to be flexible on your journey to get there.

Thank you for spending some of your time with me today. I really do appreciate it and hope you found it helpful. As always, take from here what works for you, share with your friends if you think they might benefit, and the rest, you can leave behind. Bloom On! Susan P.S. How has being flexible been helpful in your life? Or have you found that it hasn't been? I'd love to hear from you.  Leave a comment below or email me, coachwithsusan@hotmail.com

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