By Sarah Lane (United Kingdom)
Reality is such an interesting word. Is it a concept? Is it what is? Is it important? What does it mean to and for you? Our beliefs are intrinsically attached to our values, those things in our lives that are of most importance. So you might think that they can’t change so why worry, but you can change them if you choose to. Things change in terms of importance during our lives or our understanding of things changes through time and experience. Life is not static by nature, even for those of us with a love for keeping things the same. It would save me a fortune if hair did not go grey and lots of energy if it was as easy at 40 as at 30 to stay a certain dress size!
“If you don’t change your beliefs, your life will be like this forever. Is that good news?”
-W. Somerset Maugham
Source: iCN Issue 16 (NLP & Coaching); pages 33-35
About Sarah Lane
Sarah Lane is an executive and personal career coach, trainer, facilitator, behavioural change specialist and busy mum of a 2 year old. She has spent the last 20 years working in and with people from all walks of life: from chief executives to charity fundraisers, FTSE 100 teams to media creative’s. She is the author of the coaching book: Choices (£14.99, Panoma Press).