Day 30: Repeating Behaviors
We repeat what we don't repair. - Christine Langley-Obaugh
Have you ever noticed patterns in your life that show up again and again?
Maybe you see yourself as a victim in a personal relationship. But when you look closer, you realize that you see yourself as a victim at work, and of circumstances in general.
Maybe you delay making a big life decision. But when you look closer, you realize that you see yourself hitting the brakes when you make any decision. Where to eat, what to wear, when to change jobs…
Maybe you’re an all or nothing thinker. You’ve left a trail of past relationships where you’ve thrown yourself in hook, line and sinker and then at the first sign of trouble you burn it all to the ground and start anew.
Whatever it may be, what I know for certain is, this is the way it works.
We all have ways of being that are unique to us. We are sent here with an infinate number of paths to explore. Some appear more readily than others. We start out on one path and follow it until it intersects with another.
We do this throughout our lives. Day by day walking from one path to another.
Some paths are long and weave through decades of our lives. Others are short and seasonal.
Our childhood and present, mixed with our preferences and tendencies, combined with our unique wiring come alongside somebody else’s childhood and present, mixed with their preferences and tendencies, combined with their unique wiring.
When this combining occurs, sometimes it’s incredible and sometimes it’s not.
When it’s not, we are given the opportunity to decide how we want to respond. What we want to make it all mean. Whether we want to change and grow, or whether we want to stay in the land of the familiar and repeat the lesson at a later time.
I like to see patterns as paths.
There are some paths that we want to repeat.
There are some paths that we want to change.
There are some paths in need of repair.
There are some paths that we are not even conciously aware of.
This is where Life Coaching comes in.
A Life Coach can help you see the paths and patterns that you weren’t even aware of, the ones that are holding you back, and help to illuminate them with the light of awareness so that you can choose what’s best for you.
Coaching is not a one size fits all journey. We’re all individuals walking our own individual paths. What’s right for one person may not be right for another. You get to decide.
As we become curious, and explore and stay open to possibility our unique paths are revealed to us.
Paths in need of repair that don’t get the attention that they need, show up again further down the road disguised as a “new” situation.
I love when I discover a new way of being. When something that once felt painful is no longer so.
I love working with my clients and coaching them to a place where they can feel better. They can see the past painful patterns as what they are, optional.
If you’re ready for change but not sure exactly how to go about it. If you are unclear as to what you want but just know that things should be different and better, let’s get on a call. I’ve opened up a few additional consultations for next week and would love to talk with you. ~Shaun