A good coach doesn’t let you off easy, quit practice early, or tell you to head home when you think you’ve done enough.
A great coach:
-pulls out of you what you didn’t even know was in you.
-says give me 10 more.
-believes more in their players than the players can see.
-doesn’t let a winning team slack off.
One of the hardest things about leadership is being the “NO” person. Bringing order things get loose. And CORRECTING. Sheesh!
I’ve never met a leader that got excited and said, “Guess what? I get to correct somebody today!” Conflict days seem to be our least favorite, BUT these days yield the most growth. Why?
THE PAIN OF CORRECTION IS THE PRICE OF PROMOTION.
Our team can’t get better if we don’t challenge them. And the longer we leave a small problem alone, the bigger and more complicated it becomes.
We don’t want to make the same mistakes over and over or for our teams to stay at the same skill level they are today. We want growth!
So, the buck stops here. With us. WE determine whether or not a few minutes of potential discomfort keep us from pulling the best out of someone and keep the organization heading the right direction.
We lose, the organization loses, and the very person we hedge to correct loses too.
God showed me a vision of my arm bent at the elbow and hand drooping. With my hand, I pushed my arm up ever so slightly. He said, “without pressure, things naturally decline.”
That ‘pressure’ to be BETTER on our team, family, organization, relationship is what keeps it from naturally declining. Not pressure that gives you a headache. Positive reinforcement coupled with challenge that asks for just a little more than we would do by ourselves.
That’s your opportunity coach. Positive pressure. You can do it! I know you have it in you!