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Who Coaches You?!

Posted by admin February - 13 - 2014 - Thursday

I read a great article this morning. It really made me “sit up and think!” Here I am a Head Coach and it is telling me that I need a good adviser to reach my full potential. That is thought-provoking. Listen:

We may be good at what we do. In fact, we may be better than most of our peers, but…. without the help of others, we will never be as good as we could be. We will never reach our highest potential without a good coach/adviser. Why would a world-class tennis pro need a coach— especially one who is not as good on the court as the pro? One pro answered, “Tennis requires subtle adjustments crucial to winning and my coach is the best at making them. The older I get, the more valuable he becomes.” Why is that? Because age and experience don’t necessarily make us better. It’s possible that they just deepen the rut we’re in!

In life, as in sports, you never reach the point where you don’t need good input. Yet many of us tend to operate under the misguided assumption that because we are the leader (i.e., head coach), we don’t need to be led. We make the mistake of measuring ourselves against others instead of our own God-given potential. In the end, we never become what we could have been. Self-evaluation is good, but the evaluation of others is crucial for continued growth. A good adviser measures your performance against your strengths, not somebody else’s. That’s because he or she knows what you’re capable of… and they push you to your limit!

And, by the way, good advisers/coaches are constantly on the scene observing… not back at the office. That’s because they’re personally invested in your success. A win for you is a win for them. Find a good adviser. Pray to God that He will bring that special person who can “coach” you to your fullest potential.

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