I’ve got to just come right out and say it. It’s become a major conviction in my life over the years, and it is too important to stay quiet about any longer. So here goes, “I need coaching and you do too!” It doesn’t matter who you are or what you do for a career, hobby or life in general, coaching is critical no matter what stage of life or ministry we are in. If we are going to fulfill the purpose and plan God created each of us for, from time to time, we must reach out and get some coaching. Without coaching, each of us are doomed to be underachievers in this life! Here are “5 Reasons I need Coaching and You Do Too”:
1. Coaching keeps us learning. When we stop learning, we stop growing. Period.
2. Coaching reveals our blind spots. You and I need trusted people in our life to challenge our false assumptions, foolish decisions, wrong emotions and opinions. The more influence and responsibility we have, the less likely people are to challenge these things in us. Therefore, it’s important to intentionally invite others in and give them the freedom to do so.
3. Coaching reminds us we don’t know it all. Nothing gives us a greater “reality check” like hearing from someone a little further down the road, with a little more experience, wisdom and expertise.
4. Coaching confronts our tendency to “coast”. It’s all too easy to hit some magical place where we believe we have all we need to continue on for the foreseeable future. A good shot of coaching reminds us, there is always room for improvement.
5. Coaching causes us to humble ourselves. This is probably the biggest need for and greatest reward of receiving coaching. Why? Because, “God opposes the proud but favors the humble” (James 4:6b). It just doesn’t get any clearer than that. If we want God’s favor (grace) in our life, we must intentionally place ourselves in a place of humility. Opening our life up to a coach does this in a practical and tangible way.
So how about you? What area of your life are you coasting in? Where do you want to improve? Maybe it’s time to find a coach to “Coach you up”. You’ll be glad you did!