Accountability and the Fallen Athlete

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It seems every week or so we read or hear a story about a high profile athlete falling from grace. Whether it be Dustin Johnson for undisclosed reasons, Johnny Manziel going into rehab, Josh Hamilton admitting a relapse into drugs, or of course Tiger Woods’ infamous scandal, the hits keep coming.

Each case is as unique as the individual, but ultimately, there is a way to keep out of it. I preach it a lot, and some of these guys are figuring it out: http://www.golf.com/tour-and-news/dustin-johnson-has-new-outlook-his-game-and-his-life

It’s all about being “grounded.” This is a way overused term, but I think it fits well here. When you face incredible scrutiny and receive tons of compensation and fame for what you do, vices will follow. They will trail you like a detective on a tv show. 1 Peter 5:8 has something to say about that.

So, to go with my title, what would I tell them?

I would simply tell them they need to get back to being themselves pre-fame in their activities and lifestyle (to a degree at least). They need to find purpose and have someone willing to hold them accountable and be present in their lives.

I stress it a lot on here, but in the toolbox of helpful ideas, Accountability (daily, hourly, weekly) is one of the most powerful modes of bringing about change.

Often times we just wont call our own bluff. We can lie to ourselves or just suppress feelings and realities. We can tell ourselves we are “under control” or we will “bear down” to beat something. Honestly, we often times don’t have the strength individually.

So, if you are reading this thinking “how am I going to turn the corner?” then think about partnering up with someone. Run through your goals, your hopes, your vices, your struggles, and let them help you tackle them by challenging you.

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Accountability…Successful Motivation

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Accountability.

Uh oh. Sounds like someone is in trouble.

I have found over the years that the best way for me to stay on track is to bring others along in a journey with me. If I need to accomplish something I haven’t been able to do before, I’m probably going to need encouragement. I’m going to need a stern voice telling me to pick it up. I’m going to need someone to help remove any distractions or temptations. I’m going to need someone to hold me to my word.

The thing is, in our digital age people are closer than ever, yet further apart than any time in history. We don’t really know many people. We don’t open up to people due to fear of embarrassment, judgment, or guilt or fear. That’s another reason I’m life coaching. I think it’s very very powerful to open up your goal to another person who you know is going to be there for you. What you’ll find out when you bear your burdens is, that everyone else is in the same boat.

We are all still trying to figure it out.

I’d love to see a comment from a visitor. Try to see if you can see my shopify site (which is in beginning stages). Peace be with you!  http://weston-professional-coaching.myshopify.com/

 

It also has an email address for you to reach me. Look forward to hearing from some of you!

 

What is Stopping You?

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What do you REALLY want to do? You know what I’m talking about. You just thought of something. You probably got here because you are looking for it.

getting into life coaching is something new for me. I discovered it by accident. I have noticed though, it suits my passions, skill-set, and abilities. I want to do it. But, admittedly, I’m just starting out, and it is slow going. Why?

There is this voice in my head listing off reasons why this is a bad idea

It’s hard to get into. You have never started your own business. You’re too young. You don’t know enough people. —all prominent things my mind tells me, and some things my wife tells me :).

The real question though, is “Do i have the guts?” I’ll bet this hasn’t ever happened to you. Well, if you are interested in getting your project or goals on the road, contact me. Let’s do this! Let me join your team and give you the final nudge to do that thing you REALLY want to do.