There's a Mental Fitness Solution for Every Problem!
If you're fit in your head, you can deal with anything!
The main purpose of the mental fitness program and coaching is to take you where you can't get by yourself!
Every day when I am working, I look into the eyes of mothers and fathers, who are devastated emotionally because of their children's problems. Their souls are wrenched with emotional pain and anxiety as they wonder out loud "what did I do wrong"? How could their child turn out the way their child is?
Guilt and sadness fill their hearts and control their minds. It's much deeper than wanting more for your children than they are or have. It's being aware that your children have made bad decisions and feeling responsible for your children's inability to make better decisions.
"To Do or Not to Do-The Choice Is Yours" is a very interesting piece on procrastination. Pete Aldin From 100 Bloggers wrote "procrastination has been called an Energy Leak of the Soul". How much better our world would be if this leak could be fixed.
Pete also described procrastination as "The Path Most Traveled". Do you think procrastination in your life is "The Path Most Traveled"?
" Why do today what you can put off for tomorrow. This the unfortunate motto of many an unfulfilled person, a person whose potential is far from realized" wrote Pete.
Dr. Abraham Maslow wrote about self-actualization as the "pinnacle in the hierarchy of human needs". Maslow's hierarchy of human needs divided human needs into the following categories:
Self-Esteem Needs, and
Whenever we have satisfaction of any of these human needs, we have opportunities to experience the benefits of success. Remember, the benefits of success are happiness, peace of mind, freedom, and control over our lives.
"Showing up" was the title of a recent post by Steve Pavlina. Steve shared Woody Allen's quote "80% of success is showing up". Steve elaborated this concept by rightfully concluding, "While merely showing up won't guarantee success, it's certainly is a prerequisite".
Living in abstraction or daydreaming will never generate success. Turning abstract goals and dreams into a process of "showing up" is necessary for self-fulfillment and development. Abstract goals must find expression in concrete, active behavior. "Showing up" on a regular basis will result in 80% success according to Steve. Steve provided many examples of how to "show up" and enrich your life.
Identifying when it is necessary to "show up" and make major changes in one's life is a major problem for most people. Helping people realize their need to "show up" is a major problem facing most mental fitness experts and self-help gurus.
Motivation for success is often generated by catastrophes. For some people experiencing catastrophes reconnects them with their life motives for success and successful caring of themselves.
When warning signs of impending doom and self-destruction become severe and clear, fortunate people's unconscious and conscious, life motives are receptive for identifying warning signs and cooperating with efforts for improving the situation.
For some people even severe and obvious warning symptoms are still denied and ignored, because of self-destructive, underlying life motives.
Coaching accountability generates and maintain success. From a mental fitness perspective, accountability instead of empathy is necessary for success.
After reading about Steve Rom's miraculous recovery from leukemia and his friend, Rod Payne's coaching, it was very apparent that Rod coached Steve with accountability instead of empathy. Accountability overcame a poor medical prognosis, the illness, and succumbing to the illness.
Ron Payne, Play to Inspire, chose not to be an empathetic friend, passively understanding and validating his friend's feelings during the process of fighting life threatening cancer. Instead, both were accountable for completing their game plan.