29500 Average life span in days of a woman in the western world
26500 Average life span in days of a man in the western world
100,000 estimated hours you will work in your lifetime
Now some people will argue with my math, however, in this instance my grasp of figures doesn’t need to be perfect, so whats my point?
29500 & 26500 where are you on that scale? life is short and the only certainities in life are death and taxes as Daniel Defoe eluded to.
So what are your goals? Life & work? the clock is ticking… right down 3 that you haven’t achieved and want to.
Now pick the most important to you.
Now your probably saying yes, but… I can do that when I retire, I have a family to support etc
Have a look at this article about top 5 regrets taken from Bronnie Ware who worked in palitive care http://www.inspirationandchai.com/Regrets-of-the-Dying.html
Makes you think…
You don’t have time for regrets, we have all made the best decisions we could, at the time, either that or we wouldn’t have made that decision. Let go and move on
What I am not saying is give everything up this instant, what I am asking is for you to consider is how you can make changes in your life to help you achieve your goals.
So ask yourself; what is the reality of your situation, opportunities,challenges, current skills, desire to attain these goals?
How do you enchance the pro’s and mitigate the con’s?
So what can you do about it? what are your options for taking things forward? Which is best for you now?
Ok, what are you going to do first, how can you plan the steps you need to take, to stop it being overwhelming? How do you know your getting there? What is it going to feel like when you reach each step and ultimately you end goal?
Be honest with yourself, whats stopping you?
Finally, thinking about 100,000, its a hell a long time to do something that you hate doing but it will go in the blink of an eye if you enjoy or do I say it love your job!
Congratulations… (not just for reading as far as this in my blog!)… If you have answerred the questions above, then you have had a short coaching session with yourself. If you would be interested in knowing more about coaching please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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