Coaching corner: Achieve peace of mind by pressing the reset button

Are you wondering if your career choice is right for you? If so, you’re not alone. Life moves fast and even though we may have questions, if we don’t take time to think we can end up being caught in our day-to-day routines. This can lead to a pattern of behaviour that fuels the status quo, meaning we focus on what we’re doing instead of thinking about what we’re doing. This mindset can result in blinders that don’t allow space to ask ourselves if what we’re doing today is what we really want for our future. When we don’t ask these questions to challenge the status quo, we risk hard-wiring our belief system to keep working hard and hope that things somehow will get better tomorrow. From my experience coaching business professionals and leaders, I have observed highly-skilled professionals who become trapped on this treadmill. Some acknowledge that they feel trapped and suggest that there are no options, they don’t see any, or they rationalize that life is supposed to be hard.

Read more on the Chronicle Herald.

Article by Bill Howatt, chief of research and development, workforce productivity, Morneau Shepell.