My coach sat down to do a goal setting session with me. This was my final session with her and although I’d resolved a whole host of work stuff (which was the whole purpose of it); there was still lots of stuff going on over what I actually wanted to do. Did I still want to work for this company I’d worked for, for so long? I knew the answer, but all the other stuff was just getting in the way. Stuff like, my flexible working hours, my salary, my routine, my home life.
My coach soon realised there was something behind my lack of commitment to goals. She suggested a technique called ‘parts integration’. I trusted her completely, though was concerned that the curious part of me would get in the way of it working.
I’m not going to tell you exactly what happened in the session – if you ever get to try this; I feel you’ll benefit more from not knowing in advance. But I never expected to feel what I felt, or understand what I understood. But it’s been a real, real turning point for me. I’ve finally turned a corner. Don’t get me wrong – there is so much I still need to understand, but no longer when I think about the future, do I talk myself out of it, I just cast those thoughts aside.
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