Life, like surfing, requires our awareness and intention as we try to maintain balance in the face of what comes our way. At times we lose balance and rely on the knowledge and skills we have acquired to rise to the surface. Sometimes we need to be open to new ways of approaching the waves.
Viktor Frankl, in his book Man’s Search for Meaning, said “For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person’s life at a given moment.” He did not mean we should not have dreams, hopes and aspirations for the future but that this current moment is what we have to work with in attaining any of those and that we should not lose sight of the importance of this moment.
Coaching provides an opportunity to look deeper into your intentions, to become more aware of tools and skills you already have at hand to achieve those intentions, to build the new and underutilized “muscles” required to see and act in the current moment, and to continuously work on the mastery required in your personal journey.
Imagine your future. How are you going to achieve what you envision? What can you do with and in this moment? How will you surf your life?