I have always admired runners I watched in the park or the ones running past me on the street. They all looked so focused, confident and content.
I have started to see a coach 6 months ago. We worked together on a number of topics but one of the most important, was to help me believe more in myself. As a test to see whether I actually was, I decided to do something out of my comfort zone, that I never thought I could do but that I thought I would really enjoy! So, I have started running 4 months ago.
I really couldn’t run before: One minute into it and I was out of breath! I was also out of breath after a flight of stairs. I won’t go into details in this article of how I have achieved it technically but as a result of beleiving-working on specific personal issues with my coach, I can now run 5K!! 4 months ago, I was really helpless at running and I am dreaming now of running marathons…
Nothing is impossible!
My other objective was also to reach the state of Flow, which is the ideal state you want to be when you coach! A state of absolute focus, ignoring ego, internal mental interferences and barriers. Your ideal self in a sense.
Some can experience it by meditating, painting, singing, playing an instrument, or running! In general, while doing an activity you enjoy greatly and feel immersed in the process with no other external interference. You are then surely at your best at this moment.
For a coach, it is about quieting all the noises around and listening attentively to your client, which should in turn also facilitate Flow for your client so that he experiences his ideal self.
By running, I experienced another way of Flow! And I now understand why runners sometimes look so.. Focused, confident and content.
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