A Coaching Power Tool Created by Lindsay Van Niekerk
(Productivity Coach, AUSTRALIA)
I came up with the idea for this coaching power tool after reading and thinking about the forces in our lives and how we adapt to live with them.
Think of those many external forces like the environment, society, politics, weather, other people, traffic and the media. We could feel paralysed hearing the daily news of unfairness, corruption, cruelty, unpredictable events natural and man made that all of which are out of our hands.
Then there are the internal forces: we feel dissatisfied with the life we have, comparing ourselves to others who appear more successful. We strive for improvement, believing that once we achieve that ideal life, relationships, job, money etc, we will be content.
This leaves us living in a continuum of dissatisfaction like a barrier to that ideal world. Feelings of deep satisfaction may be momentary at best and the pursuit of that state of equilibrium or peace with the world is endless.
So how do we work with Acceptance vs Resignation as a Power Tool in coaching?