Coaching for Life and Goal setting in Harrisburg, PA—Counselors and Life Coaches
Think about the day ahead of you. What does it hold? Probably, if your calendar is like most people’s, you may need to go to work, run a few errands, pick up the kids, and go home to tidy up and make dinner. In other words, your day probably holds many things you have to do. And tomorrow? The cycle probably continues. But where is the room for what you want to do? What if you lived life proactively, going after what matters most to you and what you care about instead of living life reactively, what you have to do? Many people are maximizing what they want to do through working with a life coach. They are learning how to set good goals and fight the mundane, daily grind.
“The thing about goals is that living without them is a lot more fun,
in the short run. It seems to me, though, that
the people who get things done, who lead,
who grow and who make an impact… those people have goals.”
Substantial research confirms what Seth Godin describes: goal setting can bring many benefits. Setting goals may sound like drudgery to many people, but it may be the key to an exciting, growing life with positive impact. The key is setting goals that align with people’s internal values, and many have found that a life coach can help them set goals that are founded upon their priorities. Life coaches may also be able to provide the encouragement, support, and help along the way.
The life coaches at Thriveworks Harrisburg have offered that guidance, encouragement, support, and help to many people as they set and achieve personal and professional goals. It has been our honor to walk with our clients on their journey of success.
Coaching and Goal Setting for All of Life
When you think about setting a goal for your life, what do you think of? Maybe flossing your teeth or making your bed or eating more vegetables or eating less carbohydrates. These may be goals that people make, but only if they want. Goals are not about forcing yourself to do things you do not really want to do. Goals are a way to keep what is important to you as the focus of your life. Therefore, goals can be about anything. If it brings joy, excitement, or love into your life, then it is worth prioritizing. Making a goal may be a way to protect it. For example, people can make goals about their…
- Finances: What do you want to achieve with the money you have? How do you want to earn it, spend it, and give it away? What kind of relationship do you want to have with money?
- Career: How could you put your skills to use within the world? Is there a job that appeals to you? When you feel fulfilled and satisfied with your work?
- Fun: When do you feel rested? What energizes you or puts a smile on your face? When are you relaxed? How can these become a regular part of your life?
- Family: What type of relationships do you want to cultivate in your family? With your partner? Spouse? Kids? Parents? Siblings? In-laws?
- Health: Is there a health goal that would improve your life? Growing stronger? Losing weight? Eating healthier? What about treating a medial issue?
- Education: Where do you want to explore? What idea do you want to glean? Would you benefit from mentoring? What books are on your reading list?
- Art: How do you express yourself artistically? What would it look like to make more time in your life for painting? Piano? Writing?
The Specifics: What Should Goals Look Like?
Life coaches may help their clients formulate goals in a way that sets them up for success. While the details of each goal will vary, the form rarely will. Once a goal is aligned to what people value in all areas of their lives, the target must be challenging but realistic and achievable. Good goals are often…
- Time-bound: Deadlines gives people a light at the end of the tunnel. This can motivate but also encourage. Whatever short-term sacrifice they are taking on, it will not last forever—only for a specific period of time.
- Written: Giving goals words that are documented gives them power. Written goals can be reviewed, and they can focus people’s attention. Write them in a journal. Type them in a document. Review them often.
- Specific: Details give goals life. The more details, the more likely people will achieve the goal. For example, a vague goal is to watch less TV. However, how is that measured? A more specific goal would be to limit TV watching to half an hour each day for the next two weeks.
Meet with a Life Coach at Thriveworks Harrisburg, PA
If you are ready to meet with a life coach and set goals that reflect your personal values, then the life coaches at Thriveworks Harrisburg are ready to meet with you. When you contact our office, a scheduling specialist will answer your call (we do not have voicemail!), and they will help you make an appointment. That appointment may be within 24 hours—many new clients meet with their coach the day following their first call to our office. We also accept many forms of insurance. Let’s work together. Call Thriveworks Harrisburg today.