In the previous article (link provided at the bottom) we learned a little about what coaching is and why some people stagnate while others succeed in life. In this article, you will understand that no matter what your present situation is, it is still possible to build a bright future.
Let’s study Maslow’s pyramid again and see what else we can discover from this one image.
Just take a look and I will explain below:
Although this picture states a lot, here are some additional explanations.
No matter who you are:
- The struggles you face now are only temporary setbacks that can help you grow.
- The frontier between your actual situation and the realization of your potential is purely psychological. This is not the end of the territory – it is the beginning of a new territory.
- Coaching can help you resolve your present struggles and explore a new territory: what is possible for your future.
- However, please note that if you are really struggling and feeling really depressed, you may need therapy instead.
- But once you will get better you will be able to envision and build a better future just like anybody else.
- These new territories and endless possibilities exist, waiting to be explored.
It is important to understand that the problems you face today are mostly temporary and can be overcome with time. No matter what your situation is, you don’t have to stay where you are. You can take action to improve your conditions.
For instance, consider Stephen Hawking, who became one of the greatest physicist on earth despite becoming totally paralysed due to motor neuron disease. Or think of Nelson Mandela, who became president of South Africa at the age of 75, after spending 27 years in prison where he was verbally and physically abused.
These two examples prove that no matter what you have gone through, you can turn things around and still be happy.
Many people believe that neither happiness nor a good life is for them. They think that they cannot improve their situation, and as such remain stuck and unfulfilled at the bottom of the pyramid.
But that’s only a perception. Anyone can find fulfillment.
The good news is that this frontier is only psychological. It is often based on your fears and what you believe you can or cannot achieve.
The important thing to understand is that the present situation is not the last frontier. It’s not the end of the world. It is the beginning of a new one.
You might have the feeling that there is no way out or that you have been stagnating for a long time, but the good news is that you can always have a better future.
The New Territory – Endless Possibilities
Now that you know that the frontier between today and a better tomorrow is only psychological, you can envision your future as a journey of discovery. You can take a first step by deciding to change your life, right now.
This doesn’t mean that you will get results immediately, but you will be on the right path. Remember that Rome wasn’t built in a day; it began with the choice to build it in the first place.
This article showed you that you can turn your life around at any time, under any circumstances. In the next article, I will introduce a tool that will help you take the first steps toward a better life.
Please do not hesitate to contact me for more information or for a free coaching session. The coaching process can help you to solve life problems that prevent you from focusing on self-fulfillment at any point in your life.
Steve Mitten says
Another great article Pierre!
Pierre Dussault says