Life Coaching Tip: Most transformations take place gradually. It always starts with a decision to begin, and then a daily commitment to continue taking action, even when the results haven’t become apparent yet. And since that last part isn’t always easy, you must intentionally focus on your “why” and how you will feel once your goals are achieved.
I’m going to start off here admitting that I was a little salty about it.
It began after an especially wet spring in 2019 which caused Lake Erie’s water levels to be at an all-time high. Then, over the course of the summer, the beach my husband, Jerry, and I enjoyed spending our weekend mornings strolling on had been erased as the shoreline eroded.
At first, we assumed this condition would correct itself soon enough, but over time we’ve realized this will not be the case. Today, our beloved beach is still for the most part underwater, and the paths that led down to it have also disappeared.
And the banks have also been affected by the erosion, even my very favorite lookout spot at the top of the Lake Erie Bluffs. This place where I go to quiet my mind and pray every morning is dwindling, as big chunks of land crumble and fall down the cliff.
Yet, even though I knew this, I was still disheartened and a little salty when the park system closed off the area.
Now, if you know me, you are aware that my rebel personality will not allow me to respect a “closed” sign, especially when it is between me and the glorious view that I love so much! Therefore, for the past year or so, I’ve been bypassing the warning sign and continuing to enjoy “my spot”.
However, the bank is disintegrating at warp speed now and it’s very evident that the park managers made a good decision to close the area. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to safely visit there much longer.
Yet, on the bright side…
Jerry and I have recently made a delightful discovery!
We’re not sure if this has to do with the hundreds of swallow nests that were built into the side of the cliff, but the erosion of the bank by “my spot” does not appear to be as extreme a drop as in other areas of the park. Instead, it’s more of a gradual slope that stretches out the landscape. Clusters of trees have even fallen to the bottom upright, still with their root systems intact.
And the coolest part is that this gradual transformation of the shoreline has created a vast, beautiful, new beach!
My husband pointed this out to me, and I was amazed. I mean, I visit the area every single morning, yet I did not see this gradual transformation taking place right before my eyes!
I thought about this today and realized that most transformations take place gradually. I thought about some of the transformations I’ve made in my lifetime and those my clients have made. From losing weight to building a business, it’s always a gradual process.
And it always starts with a decision to begin, and then a daily commitment to continue taking action, even when the results haven’t become apparent yet.
That last part isn’t so easy and is the reason why working with a coach is so beneficial. I hold belief for my clients even when their minds get impatient and insecure. And I help them remember how the transformations they want so badly will impact their life.
The key is though, you first must make the decision to begin!
I’d like for you to think about one of the big goals you have for your life. Imagine how far along you will be exactly one year from now if you start taking action on it TODAY.
Not after the holidays, or after the pandemic subsides, or after (insert any circumstance or excuse), but TODAY! Don’t let your brain deceive you into thinking you need to wait another minute to create your dream.
Remember, transformation is a gradual process, and it won’t begin until you finally commit to moving forward.
And because going all in can sometimes be scary, let me know if you’d like to connect. I can help you develop a belief in yourself that is greater than your fears. Don’t let your fear hold you back from fulfilling your dreams!
If you’re ready to listen to your intuition and reach higher, I’ve got you!
Just message me and we can schedule a time to talk!