Evening Cafe with Coach Robert: Like it or not…you ARE The Captain!

Being lulled to sleep by the rocking waves John was comfortable below the ship snoozing the afternoon away. Comfortable that is until he was awakened by the sounds of heavy footsteps, radios and men yelling, “Hello…anyone on-board?” Startled, John jumped out of the rack to respond to the voices.

John was being greeted by the National Coast Guard because his boat was spotted drifting without a Captain by a local fishing boat. What John didn’t know was that his Captain had been thrown overboard earlier in the morning when they hit some rough weather. If it hadn’t been for the fishermen reporting the Captainless boat John would have continued to be at the mercy of the seas which would have eventually taken over the tiny vessel.

Just like John there are many of us sleeping while living as if someone else is at the stern of our lives. While we go day to day letting the seas of complacency lull us to sleep, we are drifting further and further off course. Many don’t even have a course laid out living as if their little boat doesn’t need a captain.

There are many reasons people would rather snooze through life. Some feel as though it’s problems are too overwhelming while others believe all is futile and no matter what he or she does, their course in life is set. I have coached clients who believe it is simply too hard to navigate their life so they drift from day-to-day, week-to-week, month-to-month and year-to-year never feeling any sense of purpose or belonging.

Whether a person is willing to admit it or not does not negate the fact that he or she is the Captain of their life!

Today I want to be the fishing boat in your life and report that I have found a ship floating adrift without a Captain. I’m yelling, “Is there anyone on-board?” In other words, where in your life are you drifting? Is there something you need to take action on? It could be anything from your Finances, Career, Relationship or it might even be a small business idea that you have always wanted to try. No matter what comes to mind it’s important to understand that you are either at the helm or in the birthing area asleep.

Isn’t it time you took control of your life?

On March 30, 2012 Coach Robert and Dr. Monte Davenport will be speaking at the Tarrant County C.H.A.D.D. Support Group meeting on the topic of “Procrastination.” To find out more click here: http://www.drmontedavenport.com/event/free-procrastination-seminar/


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