Many clients who start life coaching start skipping the weekly sessions after the first few sessions. Hence they break the momentum of the coaching process with excuses of other priorities. Why is it important to discipline yourself to keep the momentum of coaching?
For three reasons.
The first reason is
that the use it or lose it principle applies here like everywhere else in life. The coaching process is like the process of getting physically fit. If you exercise twice a week, you’ll start feeling better even after the first two workouts. With regularity – i.e. momentum – your muscles will start toning and your endorphins will certainly go up. That will make you feel better, therefore you’ll want to exercise more. When you start skipping workouts soon after starting, your muscles will quickly get weaker.
The life coaching process is a mental workout. It will make you fit in every other aspect of life – knowing thyself, thy goals, values, purpose, vision, mission… everything. If you break the regularity of physical workout after the first few sessions, your body won’t have the time and chance to get the positive effects. The same applies to the life coaching process.
The second reason is
training yourself to be disciplined. Discipline is vital for success in every aspect of life. If we want to look and feel great, we must discipline ourselves to eat well, exercise regularly, and sleep enough. Likewise if we want to have money, we must discipline ourselves to earn and save it. If we want to have toned bodies, we must discipline ourselves to regularly exercise them. Hence if we want to increase our quality, we must discipline ourselves to work through the coaching process.
The coaching process also holds us accountable for putting effort into it to get the maximum out of it. Assignments, goal charts, inquiries are all good examples and can only help us grow if we have a clearly set time frame to fulfill the accountabilities. A clear time frame carries a sense of urgency. Urgency gets us moving. If you know that you have a week to complete an assignment, you’ll complete it in the week. If you know that you have no time limit, you’ll complete it never.
The third reason is
that momentum in life coaching will also keep you motivated, because you’ll be seeing more positive results. If you break the momentum, you’ll break your motivation, progress, and results. A knot on a thread keeps the threat together, but will never make the thread as strong as it had been before it was broken and tied by the knot.
Finally, if you have been looking for life coaching and this article or something else on this site convinced you, let’s have a conversation.