“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.”
—Henry Brooks Adams, American historian and member of the Adams political family
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Among the core values explored and discussed with my clients is their fundamental desire and passion to contribute to the lives of others.
When we examine the wide variety of roles each of them play in their professional and personal worlds, the opportunities seem limitless.
Who are the teachers, mentors, coaches, and other life supporters who have made the biggest difference in your life? Where have you noticed yourself “paying forward” valuable lessons to those whom you care about?
Where and with whom can you share your knowledge, wisdom, and life lessons to influence the lives of others, and more fully realize your unique contribution to eternity?
“A ‘coach’ remains something or someone who carries a valued person from where they are to where they want to be.”
– Kevin Hall, writer
Someone I admire once mentioned to me that when we define something, we limit it, and when we distinguish something, we open up the possibilities of what it can be.
Hall, in this quote, appears to be defining the word “coach” as either a person, or an event or thing that helps you go from where you are to where you want to be. The attribute of “caring for another” is also inherent in his understanding of the word.
Who are the people in your life that act as support structures for you, helping you to get where you want to be?
What are the things in your world that also act as supportive coaches and assist and support your journey?
Make some efforts this week to both acknowledge the coaches and to expand this list beyond its current scope.