It’s true– I’m the biggest control freak you’ll ever meet.
Well, I may be getting better, but still. I could learn to let it go…
Sometimes, I wonder how annoying I must be. To constantly be in that “controlling everything” mode.
“Did I not do it the right way?”,asks my husband– after I rearrange something that he’s just done.
He did it completely fine, I just like things my way.
Again, I’m working on it.
Anyways, you can see that when it came to needing an accountability coach for school– recommended to help you learn coaching techniques– I was not so sure.
I thought to myself, “I don’t need someone to help me. I’ve got this!”
Yeah, ok… To my surprise– and it most likely helped that my coach is such an amazing person 🙂 — I was opening up, right away!
“This feels good! To just allow someone to listen. To not always feel like I need to be in control.” “I need someone…”
You see, everyone needs to be listened to.
Did you know that some of our greatest insights come from talking out loud to someone who is listening, non-judgement-ally? (I think I just made up that word…)
To be quite honest, I was in desperate need of this. Some may call this a friend, talking to a friend. But it’s more than that. It’s a friend, listening to a friend, in a safe place, without any expectations nor “come-backs” in mind.
It’s called accountability.
This has been so eye-opening to me. This is why I do what I do.
I’m really a pretty darn good listener, if I must say so myself.
So the next time that your mind is running on over-drive and you think you’ve got it figured out– think again.
Talk it out with someone you trust. Let them listen. You’ll thank yourself.