I AM CAPABLE.
Talk about a power statement.
We often think about our children when we talk about capable. In potty training, experts suggest we give our child(ren) the power by considering them capable. When your child(ren) walks to school for the first time alone, you are defining them capable. Their first trip to the movies with friends, again, capable.
The biggest lesson I have learned through coaching is that I AM CAPABLE. I am capable of navigating my mind. I am capable of making my own decisions. I am capable of living my life.
Coaching gives the power to the coachee, by saying YOU ARE CAPABLE. Coaches are then there to ask questions to help you, and only you, navigate your mind, experiences, values, ethics, morals, opinions, and come out with a solution that you own 100%.
Learning that I am capable has given me a true sense of personal power and desire to be at the reins.
This doesn't mean that I don't value other's input, stories, research, opinions, and experiences. It means that I take them as just that, then I process them through mine, and make the decision that is right for me in the moment.
I am capable.
You are capable too.