“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any [other] one thing.”
– Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States
One of the questions I ask all of my coaching clients is, “What makes someone an excellent coach?”
People often include such attributes as:
- Superior listening skills
- Genuine caring
- Diversity of expertise and experience
Although all great qualities, this question – which happens to be a trick – has very little to do with the coach. The critical factor is you or in this case, the person being coached.
As Lincoln points out, your resolution to succeed and willingness to do the work is paramount to achieving your goals.
Assess how strong your resolution is to pursue and achieve greater results in your personal and professional life. What added support do you require from within and from those around you to ensure your success?