I find some of life’s best lessons in the most unusual places. Today I learned something in the bathroom that I just can’t help but share.
I had just finished using the toilet and reached over for some toilet paper. To my displeasure I found nothing but an empty roll. I got a little upset and thought to myself, “What selfish person used the last of the paper and didn’t replace the roll?” Disgusted I leaned over and opened the door to the cabinet under the sink where we keep the toilet paper. This is when things got interesting.
I reached inside and found no toilet paper. Now I began to panic. There I sat, stranded on the toilet, in need of TP and there was none to be found. I looked on the back of the toilet. Sometimes we keep extra rolls there, but there were none there either. I looked all around the room in the usual places we keep TP hoping that somewhere in this bathroom I would find the much needed commodity.
Finding none, I sat pondering my options. I contemplated my situation for what seemed like minutes. I hung my head trying to figure a way out of this situation when suddenly I noticed just inches away from my feet a big, glorious, mega bag of toilet paper!
The answer to my problem was just inches away from me all the time but I didn’t notice it until I was desperate. I had looked in all the usual places: on the roller, in the cabinet, on the back of the toilet, but no solution was to be found. It wasn’t until I was forced to think differently that I found an abundance of solutions right there at my feet.
Isn’t that so much like life? We get in such a rut. Whenever we are faced with problems or challenges we look for solutions in all the usual places. What awesome solutions might we be missing that are just lying at our feet just because we don’t know how to think differently?
Thinking differently is something a life coach can help you do. A life coach helps you identify the ruts in your life that are hindering your growth. It has become an overused cliché, but it really is true of life coaches: A life coach helps you “think outside the box” to get beyond your ruts and find new solutions, new ways of thinking that help you reach your life goals.
Do you feel like you are stuck in a rut? Do you feel stranded in life? Have you looked for solutions in all the usual places but come up empty? Have you been unable to move forward toward your goals but unsure why? Contact me and let’s see if I can help you find the toilet paper at your feet.
Helping you press on toward the prize,
Life Coach Ken
Helping you live life abundantly!