What everyone should always remember is that the most fulfilling quest is the quest of trying to outperform ourselves. To become better than we were yesterday, to master any area in which we strive to excel. Continuous improvement of ourselves, our character, our habits, our education, our status, is the one single factor that will keep us alert at all times, pushing us to achieve more, to become more, to move to a better place than the one we previously were.
In my opinion, it is the single route towards continuous fulfilment, and excitement in making the most of every single day of our lives.
And in the end, this will lead us to living a wonderful life. A great life based on our own terms.
Ever since I was a kid I remember listening to adults, my father, my mother and many other people saying “We should be glad that we have our health and we can work”. Without realizing it, that became my way of thinking, my way of life. Even as a kid, I was working during summer holidays in constructions with my father. Since the age of 20, up until I was 35 I always remember myself doing two jobs, eventhough I did not have any major financial needs to do so. Someone might say that this is not a bad thing, but it was certainly not ideal for me. I wasn’t even doing things to spend the money I was making in a memorable, or at least fun way.
I was doing two jobs, and I didn’t liked neither. I wasn’t even paid a decent salary from them. For 10 whole years I was doing what was engraved in my head “I was “glad” I had my health and I could work”. At the time, I could not see the negative impact that this way of life had on me. I am not sure if I was depressed, however, I was living in the dark, not knowing there was a better way of life out there. But feelings don’t lie, and no matter how much or how little you know, feelings will overwhelm you eventually.
I am sure many of you, if not all, are familiar with the feeling of work stress, feeling unappreciated at work, not recognized no matter how hard you try. That is what I felt for ten whole years. For ten years something within me was yelling that something was missing, that something was wrong and that the way I was living could not be called a life. However, I could not define it, I could not clarify it in my head…and years passed by, day after day, with me doing the same thing over and over again, day in day out.. Until one night…
I think it was a Monday morning, around 3:00a.m., and as I was sleeping, I woke up, sweaty, with unbelievably strong back pains. I felt like someone was pulling all of my bones trying to break them. I had never had this feeling before, and up until now, it is certainly the most scary feeling I have ever felt. For 20 seconds, every possible assumption about what was happening to me passed through my mind, and they were all negative. I was trying to find something pleasant to think about my life, and I could not identify one single thing…
I don’t know how long it took me to recover, but during that time, a phrase stuck in my head. And I felt that I could see things more clearly after that. The phrase was “NO MORE”!
For 10 years I was doing what everyone else wanted. NO MORE!
For 10 years I let others make my decisions. NO MORE!
For 10 years I was living an unmotivated life without one single goal. NO MORE!
How could I have let 10 years pass by so miserably? Even though I do not like the blame game, I have to say that I was never told what it means to dream, to set goals, to expect the future full of optimism, to know that you can accomplish anything if you put enough effort in it, to know that we set our own limits, and to overcome your limits and become better in any field in your life, is the greatest feeling of all. It is a feeling of abundance, abundant happiness, abundant joy, abundant excitement.
After that night, I only had one thing in mind. That I would create the life I wanted for me. And everything magically started to change. One decision was enough. I started to change, I was seeing things more positively, I believed in myself and the power within me. I started saying NO to whatever and whoever tried to take me out of my way towards all my goals. One tiny step at a time, I managed to accomplish so many things for me, that a few years back I was under the illusion that they were for anyone else but me.
That wakeup call a few years back, which thank God was not related to any health issues, was my spiritual awakening. It took me out of my dark, and drove me at a new direction, the direction to my best life. Since then I have accomplished so many things, and every day I know that I can and I will accomplish any other goal I decide to set for myself.
I see everyday people that remind me of my past self. I have come to realize that most people are imprisoned in a life that does not fulfill them. If you are one of them, please allow me to tell you, that LIFE IS ALL ABOUT:
OVERCOMING PERSONAL LIMITS
Stop finding excuses, stop thinking about everything that could go wrong. 80% of most people’s thoughts are negative thoughts. And there are those other people that think that they can do anything, nothing can get them out of their way towards reaching their goals and achieving their dreams.
Which one do you want to be?
Visualise yourself as if you are already living your dream. You are on this earth only to live your best life. Just take the first step. It is the most important one for reaching all your goals. Just take it!
Most of us have the bad habit of procrastinating, of avoiding, postponing for a later time certain tasks that we have to complete. Most of us have a pile of ideas, thoughts on how to make our life better, on how to achieve our wildest dreams and we never take the first step. They say that procrastination is the thief of dreams, and by procrastinating we just postpone our dreams, day after day after day… for life.
Coaching can help any individual bit the bad habit of procrastinating. Through a structured procedure a coach can help an individual identify his goals or dreams, recognize the reasons why it had been so difficult for him/her to achieve these goals/dreams so far, and develop together an action plan, or a set of smaller steps that will drive the individual at the doorstep of his dream life. Through coaching all excuses are shattered, all fears are vanished, all obstacles disappear. Coaching clears the road, presents it to the coachee and pushes him gently towards the simple path of TAKING ACTION.
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"