- As of now, what will you do to live at the fullest present moments?
- Do you like your actual job? If no, is there any others options?
- Where do you see yourself in two years?
- How do feel about the future?
- Describe briefly what impact has on life the fact of being in present moment?
- If you had the power to change three (3) things immediately what it would be?
- Is your future project real or perceived?
- What impact does your present have in decision making process?
- Tell me in your future three (3) things which frightened you the most in your professional life?
- Where in your professional life do you feel satisfied?
Do you think at any given moment that we can choose to change our future?
Self reflections (as a coach):
What are some of the techniques you can use to help the client to live the present moment?
To conclude, as coach and coach we have a good example with Oprah Winfrey when she affirms that:
Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment
Focusing on what is life now so that something greater can be made from it in the future. We have the power to be in the present and change our future the way we want. We have unlimited options with coaching. This is confirmed by Mahatma Gandhi when she said:
The future depends on what we do today.
Life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by you so quickly you hardly catch it going. Tennessee Williams
In this book Thich Nhat Hanh, the renowned Zen monk, author, and meditation master, distills the essence of Buddhist thought and practice, emphasizing the power of mindfulness to transform our lives.
Mindfulness is not an evasion or an escape, he explains. It means being here, present, and totally alive. It is true freedom—and without this freedom, there is no happiness.
We must dare to think ‘unthinkable’ thoughts. We must learn to explore all the options and possibilities that confront us in a complex and rapidly changing world. We must learn to welcome and not to fear the voices of dissent. We must dare to think about ‘unthinkable’ things because when things become unthinkable, thinking stops and action becomes mindless.
James W. Fulbright
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.
Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.
Q,.Horatius Flaccus (23 BC) Odes 1.11, in Latin and English Carpe Diem.
Maxwell, J. C. (1993). Developing the Leader Within You, Thomas Nelson.