The road less traveled ultimately takes us out of our comfort zone. That’s where we need to be.
Every time I hear the phrase “the road less traveled,” I think about the book with the same title written by Scott Peck. I remember reading that book during a very difficult time in my early 20s. Many young people go through a very difficult time during this period and I was no different. And, what made this time even more difficult was the belief that I shouldn’t be struggling. After all I had done everything that was expected of me. I had followed the path that was dictated to me. I thought that’s what I was taught. Do what you’re supposed to and this will lead to happiness. But, that wasn’t happening. I picked up Peck’s book and began to read. And it led to my first experience of confronting assumptions and beliefs I had about myself and the world that were in error. But it also caused me to begin my walk down the road less traveled . . . the road that was meant for me. Although it was a relief to begin to follow my path, it was also scary. It was scary because in the past I was fulfilling others’ expectations of me and now I was very much in the dark. Can I follow my dreams? Am I even allowed to have them? To answer these questions required a willingness to get out of my comfort zone and to be curious. And to take new steps.
That book was my first life coach. But, a book can’t sustain or support continued growth. However, a life coach can do exactly that. So, I want to give you some reasons why having a coach is so powerful. If you want to go down your own “road less traveled,” read the following. And then call me. I can help.
A Coach Can Help You Identify Your True Desires
We don’t realize how much we incorporate others’ wishes for us. We absorb many of the messages from loved ones, particularly parents. It is difficult to sift through those messages to find the ones that are truly organic. I can help you find your own intuition and what it’s gently trying to tell you.
A Coach Can Help You Confront Your Gremlin
We all have a gremlin . . . actually, we can have more than one. What is a gremlin? It’s that negative voice that tells us we’re not good enough or that voice that makes us fearful or the one that says “Hey! You’re an imposter!” Our gremlin wants to hold us back. He does not want us to take the road less traveled. He wants to keep us safe and thus stuck. And he certainly doesn’t want us to find a life that is rewarding because that might be too scary to buck others’ expectations. Or, what if we fail? That would be awful . . . or, so he says. Our gremlin is just a voice, or voices, that we have absorbed by listening to authority-type figures. But that voice is not truth. Let me help you sift through what is the voice that you should silence and what is the voice that is authentic. Once you learn to silence your gremlin, then you can follow your true inner voice.
A Coach Can Help You Follow the Road Less Traveled, One Step at a Time
Once you have quieted that negative voice that keeps you stuck, you can then begin to really explore your true desires. And, even though it’s scary, you can take one step at a time. These steps add up and eventually you’re at a place that you never thought you’d be. And, there’s nothing like that feeling. The feeling of facing a challenge, taking that first step and accomplishing those things you never thought you could. I can help you do that.
Are you motivated yet? Do you want to take the road less traveled? Call me and let’s get started!