Before you can even begin to consider the benefits of life coaching, you must first look at our own life first. People who need little or no life coaching are the exceptions to the rule. Too many times, people are categorized down into the least common denominator. That person is a good (or bad) student or employee. This person is a good (or bad) friend, sibling, or spouse. Sometimes people get elevated to a good person status although consensus as to all the necessary traits of a "good" person varies widely in different settings.
One aspect that becomes immediately apparent when one examines their life is the fact that a person is so much more than one easily identifiable trait or function. Life is made up of many areas swirling around one another at all times. One area may be stable while another is area is in a mad state of flux. Maintaining all areas in your life at a healthy and prosperous level is a worthwhile goal. Life coaching can help a person adjust, coordinate, control, and fine tune many areas of their life at one time.
Life coaching does not provide someone live your life for you. Life coaching entails teaching, mentoring, motivating, and maximizing your own personal efforts to improve your life. This should make perfect sense because you want to life your own life and not have someone else live it for you. You should remember that although most people experience some or many of the same challenges that you do, your situation is unique to you and you alone. What is happening in your life right now is important and a product of your uniqueness.
Life coaching is a process of facilitation. You can learn how to eliminate weaknesses and improve on strengths. Life coaching guides you through the areas of your life that need changing to allow you to become the successful person you want to be.
Life coaching does not provide you with a person to make decisions for you or take all the necessary actions you need to improve. Life coaching guides you, prods you, and motivates you to improve your life in totality and not just one single area. Just as we must learn to crawl before we can walk and run, we must learn to examine where we are in life and how we got there. You have to know exactly where you are at before you can chart a course to where you want to go. Life coaching can help you accomplish these things. The goal is to assist and facilitate your own personal actions and efforts to become the best person and human being that you can.
Life is only haphazard and chaotic if you allow it to be that way. So many things are within your control if you learn the steps to place yourself in control. Curves and valleys of life will come, but if you are prepared with a plan and coping tools, you will rarely find yourself out of control again.