This week I’m celebrating an accomplishment and some significant growth that’s happened in my life over the last few months.
Over the weekend, I finished the last course of the Coaches Training Institute Co-Active Coaching program. I’m now a fully trained and confident personal and professional coach, with access to a solid set of tools to help others move from where they are to where they want to be.
So I’m celebrating–and part of my celebration is taking a bit of a mental break with a very short (for me) blog post.
But as part of my celebration, I want to stop and acknowledge the most significant thing I’ve learned (among so many powerful lessons) through this training program. I’ve learned to really embrace the reality that the world needs me to be me. I don’t have to try to be someone else; simply acknowledging who I am and being the person I am is enough. God didn’t put me here to strive to be someone I’m not or to suppress myself in deference to what I think the world wants from me.
When I bring myself into relationship with someone else and employ coaching tools to help them grow and transform, great things can (and do) happen.
When I walk around this world, I have impact as a person made in God’s image, claimed by him so I can do the good things he planned for me long ago (Ephesians 2:10).
This is a lesson for all of us. We are not put here to sit in other people’s chairs.
It’s a lesson for you.
Being you is a tremendous privilege–no one else gets to do it.
Now get out there and be you.
© 2014 Amy Simpson.