Life lessons – On a bicycle

Life lessons – On a bicycle

One of the activities that I enjoy doing as a life coach is creating a weekly challenge for my clients. It is aimed at inspiring and encouraging people to get more of what they want from life. One of my recent challenges was called ‘follow your best advice’. It shared an assumption that we all have inner wisdom and helped people take their own good advice. A few weeks later I went on a bike adventure that spanned three days, and covered 120 miles of off road biking in the rain. It is known as the Sandstone way. I decided to put this particular coaching challenge into practice and discovered that my light bulb moments from this epic journey were also transferable to my life in general. I felt compelled to share these lessons with you. The importance of being prepared: I participated in a weekend of biking without making the time to organise my equipment. I discovered on the wettest weekend of the year that route that my waterproof jacket zip was broken. This prompted me to reflect on the benefits of being prepared – a tough lesson to learn. Safety net planning: In advance of this event, given that it is notoriously difficult, worried that I might not be able to complete it.  Asking myself What is the worst thing that could happen here?  and checking what was worrying me the most helped hugely. Once you work out what your worst fears are, you can create a contingency plan to manage should this situation arise…and then get busy doing it anyway. Take time to recharge and refuel:...