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Our childhood memories good or bad are often larger or worse than they really were.
Monday, Apr 8, 2013 10:38 am
Our childhood memories good or bad are often larger or worse than they really were.

It has been a very long winter and we have had more snow than we’ve had in years.  I can remember the winter of 1962 being out with my parents visiting my grandfather, when my father said ‘I can’t drive any further’ and us all walking back the two miles home. The car stayed where it was for over a week and my grandfather wasn’t visited for a while.  In my mind the snow was twice as high as it has ever been since, but that is probably because I was a child and our childhood memories good or bad are often larger or worse than they really were.

The more we revisit them the bigger, brighter and bolder and significant they become.

This works well for good memories as it allows us to retrieve them and ‘find’ ourselves.  The more we re-live these special occasions the better we feel.  The opposite is true for not so good and painful memories.  Re-living these just gives us misery and makes us feel bad.

Having the opportunity to talk about these negative events in coaching is an extremely helpful process.  It enables you to put these experiences into perspective and for them to lose their power.  Many of us spend our lives fearful of past events and this limits us.

Whether you're an executive in executive coaching where a difficult business experience is holding you back or a personal experience that is affecting your life in personal coaching. The same effect occurs through coaching, you become freer and more able to live your life without the baggage of old fears and concerns. You owe it to yourself to do this.

I and my associates at Experience Matters would be delighted to work with you on any of these feelings to enable you to live the life you want.


 

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