I have the privilege of coaching a wonderful human being, let's call him Eddie. I have been coaching Eddie for the last four months and the results he has achieved ever since are amazing.
He approached me last September and asked me to coach him after he heard me speaking at an event in Nicosia. For a long time he had been feeling stagnant in his life. He had so many dreams, some of which were already planned in his head with every little detail, however a single thought was holding him back. He was feeling that any attempt he was making to improve his life was a selfish act, when at the same time there were so many problems in the world that remained unsolved. Eddie felt that he was responsible for solving all of humanity's problems. I was certainly dazzled by his way of thinking, by the unique quality of his character, his thoughts, his life's values.
I must admit that he caught me by surprise. Shouldn't we all feel responsible for the world's problems? Shouldn't we all try and help in any way we could in the quest of making this a better world for our children? We certainly should. But can we really manage to do it when our actions, or inactions, work at the expense of our own personal development and wellbeing. By becoming better, by achieving more and more results in our lives, by making more and more of our dreams a reality, we fill our inner fountain of "resources" and we can give back to society in so many ways. We become strong on so many levels, and through us, we can make the world a stronger and better place!
Four months later, Eddie has managed to put into motion the dream that was already realised in his head for so long. During this time, he has made the decision that his obligation to help humanity will be fulfilled with small acts of service at a more local level, and he is constantly searching for ways to make a bigger impact in his quest of making the world a better place, always while simultaneously working on making himself and his life better as well.
He called me a few hours back, to share with me a new win he had, on which we have been working during the last few weeks. He told me that he read these words of George Bernard Shaw, that he feels that express him completely:
"This is the true joy of life - that being used for a purpose recognised by yourself as a mighty one. That being a force of nature, instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die. For the harder I work, the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no brief candle to me. It's a sort of splendid torch which I've got to hold up for the moment and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations".
Thank you Eddie for giving me the opportunity to work with you. It has been a privilege working with such a wonderful person.
Thank you for allowing me to share your story.
Let's all work on ourselves, and at the same let's all give a little, or a lot, back to the world. It is our Individual Social Responsibility.
Stelios specializes in coaching you through your personal and professional lives. After many years of experience in many fields, as an employee, as a manager, as an entrepreneur, and involvement in many sports including athletics, basketball, volleyball and muai thai, he became a professional coach in his quest to find a way to help people. He considers his love for life and people to be his niche. His vision is to make the world a better place through helping people achieve their full potential and achieve extraordinary results"