But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who builds his house on sand. Matthew 7:26
I thought I knew myself fairly well until I was challenged to take very deep and somewhat painful personal inventory.
One of the first things stressed in my Coaching Certification Training was that a Coach must be committed to build their own strong personal foundation before working with others.
I had to seriously consider and clearly identify my core values, beliefs, expectations I had of myself and what I expected of others in both my business and personal life.
The exercise was life changing and I am thankful everyday for the encouragement to go through the process.
Three big personal challenges in life are:
- To find out who you are
- To like what you find
- If you uncover a character flaw, have the courage to change it
As Believers, we are given both the blue prints and building plans. You’ll find a few step-by-step building blocks in 2 Peter 1:5-7….
For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith, goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.
In addition to studying and trusting the infallible Word of God, there are lots of great coaches, counselors and mentors to help us determine who we are and what we believe in.
I encourage you to dig deep and build a solid foundation for your life that will serve you well for all of your days!