An excerpt from ‘Coaching with Compassion’:
“People don’t change when they’re told what’s wrong with them, they change when they feel sufficiently supported to undertake the change they already know is due.”
I don’t think that’s always true, but it’s closer than the position we usually take.
It’s easier to point out flaws and expect someone to quickly address them, than to nourish and encourage someone. To help them work through slow blooming realisations they may have. If we want sustainable change and transformational growth, it’s the latter approach that delivers best.
Offer support to those in need. Find a cheerleader when you’re in need.
Kindly, keep going.