Sunday, March 22, 2015

Sailing Beyond the Horizon

Do you remember in social studies class when we learned about the early explorers sailing to find new worlds to trade trinkets with (according to our history books)? They would set out and sail towards the horizon and then... do you remember what happened next? Well, the sailors' countrymen thought that the captain of the ship was a fool and that all the men aboard were doomed since they were about to fall off the edge of the earth once the ship reached the horizon.  Once the ship was out of sight, from the perspective of those who remained on land, the sailors were presumed dead.

Looking back at the early days of exploration when most people dared only to live in the physical spaces that they could actually see, we know now that the world does not end at the farthest point of visibility. So what do ya know, the world is round, there's more beyond the horizon, and better yet, gravity holds everything in place. Who knew!  Thanks to the 'entrepreneurial start ups' of the 14 and 1500's (no matter what history has or has not published about some of the famous explorers) we can look back and say 'hmmm, others have dared to dis-prove accepted notions as fact, why can't I leave my comfort zone to prove that there is more beyond my horizon as well.  What's stopping me from embarking on my own exploration? Just asking this question signals a readiness that you are at a point for a shift in thinking.  In fact, when you are able to make this shift, your brain also shifts. Each new experience helps to build new circuitry in the brain which supports your continued growth.

Coaching can bring you to new understandings of who you are, what you are capable of and what drives you forward.  As a matter of fact, if you were to look up the origin of the word, coach, you would find that it means a mode of transportation. A coach carries you from where you are and brings you to where you want to be.  If you are looking for a way to traverse the gap between what is and what could be, coaching is a great idea. Take the first step in charting your course by hiring a coach.

I have space available at Elleon Coaching. You can find me at my website, or at Psychology Today, under Life Coaches. You can also contact me at

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