Every human being is on their own path.
Each person’s path is unique to them.
I say this because each person is unique. Even identical twins, who have a lot in common – the most that you will find in common between any two people – have different personalities and unique identities. No two children growing up in the same household, or even in the same orphanage, have the same personality or aspirations. To my mind this means that neither nature nor nurture determines a person’s identity or path. There is something else at play that determines these. (This is a philosophical question that I won’t ponder now.)
There are some people who experience a life-changing event and as a result their path in life becomes conscious for them. I’m thinking of the Anthony Robbins, John F Demartinis, Byron Katies and Brandon Bays of the world. When they discover their path they realise that what they have discovered is discovered by very few people in life. As a result they think that part of their mission is to teach their path to others. There is no doubt that what they have discovered is profound and people who learn from them are able to take several great strides in their own life.
Following in a great teacher’s path initially provides personal growth but ultimately results in being stuck, because the path is not your own.
But then a problem occurs. The path of the teacher is not the path of pupil. I began by saying that each person’s path is unique to them. Although the pupil takes several great strides in their own life by learning from the teacher, they are walking the teacher’s path and suddenly they will become “stuck”. The pupil will become stuck because it is not their path. How many Anthony Robbins are there? One! He is on his path. His pupils may think the world of him but Brandon Bays, as an example, discovered her own path despite being a trainer of Robbins’ work, completely independently of Robbins.
The aim of life is for each person to become conscious of their own path, not to try and follow in someone else’s path, no matter how great the teacher may be.
A major purpose in life is finding your (unique) path.
Becoming conscious of your own path either requires a life-changing experience, and we are not all privileged to have one of those, or it requires us to search deeply within ourselves. A personal deep search is a lonely experience and often more successful when having someone else as a sounding board. The best sounding board is a life coach. A life coach understands that this is your journey, your path. Their job is to support you without interfering with your own process.
A Coaching Culture Club makes the support of a coaching environment more accessible as well as providing a group of people supporting your journey and your process while holding you accountable to yourself.