I find it increasingly rare to stumble upon a content about personal development that is not meaningless, superficial or overly marketed. Coaches proliferate on the web — and that’s a good thing — but in the end, you are the only one who can do the job for yourself. It’s you vs. you. A good coach is someone that empowers you, not someone that makes you more dependent. A good coach is a guide that helps you to clear things up and that gives you the keys to unlock your mind before releasing you into the wild. But my point is, if you feel the need to see a coach or recognize there is a gap between your life and the ideal, it means that you already have the necessary willingness to do the job by yourself. You are up for a change. But, what about being able to change? « Being able refers to having confidence in your ability to change, and being in possession of the necessary knowledge and skills to make the change. » In an article from Psyche Magazine, Angela Wood and Ralph Wood explain how to use « motivational interviewing » techniques by your own. They go through the different steps of the process by detailing actionable exercices and share tips on how to build up your skills and confidence in order to change. But don’t forget to be kind to yourself, nobody is 100% anytime. There are always ups and downs. The most important is your ability to get back to it.
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