The Power of a Pause

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What do you think of when you hear the term “Executive or Business Coach”?  Some people misunderstand the term to mean business analysis—that you hire a someone to help businesses grow by understanding and teaching financial growth. However, executive and business coaches focus on a different area of development. Their concentration is on learning self-awareness, leadership, and problem-solving techniques that emphasize how we communicate and understand one another—even ourselves.

There are multiple building blocks when it comes to developing the conscious mind. However, one critical area is understanding what it means to take action. By definition, action implies an act, a deed, a result. When you think of an action regarding executive and business coaching, it has a much deeper meaning than that.

What is the right action?

Self-awareness requires that we understand the impact of our actions. It means that we don’t respond simply to react to an outside protagonist. Instead, we take a moment to consider:

  • What is the long-term impact of this action?
  • How will this action help me grow?
  • How will this action influence others?
  • Does this action benefit mine or other’s development?

Sometimes, people get caught up in the moment and assume that they have to take action right then. This is simply not true. It’s okay, and even beneficial, to take a moment to pause.

Pausing Before Acting

Life is all about choices. Those choices have consequences. If you are faced with a situation that requires you to react, it’s better to take a moment to think about the implications of your choices rather than to live with an unnecessary outcome.

Don’t underestimate how easily human emotion can cloud your decisions to act. If you are angry, hurt, or sad, then you may take an action that isn’t in your best interest. Pause to collect your thoughts, consider the future, and make sure that the situation requires an action from you in the first place.

The Right Choice

When you hire an executive or business coach, you develop the tools to navigate stressful situations. In the end, your reactions are measured, and the outcomes are more predictable. With time, the pause that you take to evaluate specific circumstances may become shorter and shorter. The pause may only be for a millisecond, but the result will be the same. You will have a better understanding of how you should respond to certain situations and how your response impacts your personal success as well as the success of those around you.

Start Your Journey Today

Are you interested in learning more about the power of a pause? Do you want to make better choices and take the right actions? Then you should take a look at the executive or business coaching programs offered by The VIM Way. We understand the importance of developing self-awareness, effective communication, and inner peace in order to become a more successful person. Apply today to learn more about the program and how it can improve your life.