“When you counsel someone, you should appear to be reminding him of something he had forgotten, not of the light he was unable to see.”
—Baltasar Gracian, 17th Century Spanish Jesuit philosopher
Coach-ability is the quality of openness and receptivity an individual has to the input, ideas, and general support of another individual or experience.
We all wish to be helpful and contribute to others, but on some occasions our intentions seem to miss the mark or can be dismissed or rejected.
Encouragement and enrolling an individual in being far more receptive and coach-able works better when their own thoughts and ideas are brought forth or drawn out, rather than simply showing them the light of our wisdom.
Where in your life have your efforts to counsel others fallen on deaf ears? Who in your various professional or personal communities is dulling their axe on you? How would the wisdom of today’s quote generate far more coach-ability and progress through these valuable interactions?