I was listening to a Marie Forleo interview with Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm to a shark attack when she was 13 and then went on to become a champion surfer. One of the questions was “how do you get over your fear of big waves?”
I was interested in the answer because I too am scared of waves.
Bethany’s answer was simple, yet profound.
She said you just need to become a really strong swimmer first, because that will build your confidence and know that you can get out of any big waves.
Now, I am not, and will probably NEVER be a really strong swimmer. I just don’t want it badly enough to put the practice in and get better at it. Who knows, maybe I will work on that someday, but it’s not on my list right now.
But Bethany’s answer applies out of the water too.
I am afraid of actual watery waves, but I am more afraid of the figurative waves that inevitably hit us during our life. The unexpected tragedies, the periods of great uncertainty, the life-altering circumstances that come from nowhere.
But just like having a swimming coach would help me develop my swimming strength, life coaching has developed my mental strength, my resilience, my ability to manage any situation and to have the confidence that I can get through anything, no matter how big the wave is.
If you want to build your strength to ride the waves (not the watery ones), I can help you. Not only will you learn to take your life where you want it to go, you will learn how to manage the things that are out of your control.
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