The other night, I was reading the story of Mr. Rush to my 4-year-old daughter. As I turned the pages and came across the part where Mr. Rush hurriedly ran around, missing out on enjoyable experiences like a nice breakfast, I couldn’t help but smile. The illustration showed a tangled line going nowhere, and it struck a chord with me.

It made me reflect on how we, as humans, can sometimes find ourselves caught up in a rush, moving quickly but missing out on the beauty of the present moment.

It reminded me of what Eckhart Tolle describes as living unconsciously, unaware of our surroundings and the purpose behind our actions.

But then I thought about coaching. Coaching is a powerful tool that allows us to reconnect with our purpose and bring conscious awareness to our lives. It’s like Mr. Happy gently noticing Mr. Rush and asking, ‘Where is he running like that?’

Through coaching, we can slow down, untangle the lines that hold us back, and find clarity and direction.

It’s about re-evaluating our priorities, discovering what truly matters to us, and making intentional choices that align with our values.

So, as I closed the book and looked at my daughter, I was reminded of the importance of being present, of taking the time to savour each experience, and of embracing the journey rather than rushing towards an undefined destination.

If you’ve ever felt like a faint version of Mr. Rush, constantly on the go but missing out on the joy of the moment, perhaps it’s time to consider coaching. It can help you reconnect with your purpose, navigate life’s twists and turns, and find balance and fulfilment.

Take a moment to reflect: Where is your rush leading you? Are you ready to slow down and create a meaningful path forward?

Let’s explore how coaching can support you on this journey. Get in touch with me 😊

Remember, life is too precious to rush through. Embrace the present, find your purpose, and make every step count.

Sincerely yours,

Dr Sophie