A Research Paper created by Sumbo Ndi
(Empowerment Coaching, AUSTRALIA)
STOP YOUR STOPPERS – Identify the Roadblocks to Living Your Life to Full Potential and Attaining Success; and the Role of Coaching In Addressing These Issues
Purpose – This paper is for anyone who intends to achieve success in any area of their lives. It is also for coaches or those who coach to consider and be aware of the impact of these stoppers in keeping people stuck. This article aims to address these issues.
Design/methodology/approach – The paper is based on a review of the literature on psychology, motivation theories and the bible. The author also formulates opinions based on everyday realities, personal experiences and insight. Suggestions are made about possible ways to overcome these roadblocks to success.
Findings – The article advocates that, people generally experience roadblocks on their way to success. Uncovering these blocks and dealing with them is important to the success of the coaching interaction and in helping the client to move forward.
Originality/value – This article looks at the impact of stoppers such as thought patterns, words/speech, underlying belief and fear on success and the role of coaching in addressing them.
Keywords – Coaching, Thought, Words, Speech, Fear, Success
Paper type Thought Leadership Article
At different points in our lives, we search for meaning and significance and the whole essence of our existence. We want to achieve some level of success in whatever we chose to do. There is the inner longing and feeling that there is more that we can give and perhaps life is not just about exiting but instead there has to be a purpose for our existence. I believe that we were all created with a purpose in the mind of the “creator”.
Purpose can be defined as the reason for which something is made, done or used. It can be described as the intended or desired result from something. It is the object for which something exists. Knowing and understanding the purpose for which something was created will help put the item to its best use. The outcome that the created item is meant to accomplish will determine the components of its design. It will be designed in a way that it will have the capacity, capability or potential to accomplish or carry out all that is was created to do. Whether or not the item is put to use to the maximum capacity will depend on the knowledge and the willingness to do whatever it takes to fulfil that purpose.