All of us perform best when we’ve the support of someone who knows us and pushes us. The person looks at you, sees your capability, potential and greatness. He knows that you can do it, sees that you can do it and holds you to that.
Many times you do not know what your best is. Have you ever wonder why you can easily see the positive traits in others and what they’re fully capable of, but can’t see that in yourself? You’re more optimistic for someone else but often put yourself down in your inner self-talk. Many times this happens unconsiously. Many of us were taught not to look too highly on ourselves, not to brag or act too confident of ourselves, be “humble” etc. but we often carry a false sense of humility and limit ourselves. We rob ourselves of our greatness.
Do You Have A Coach Who Pushes You To Be Your Best?
You can solve this by enlisting a personal coach to help you. A good coach can identify your self-limiting beliefs and not take your words at face value. He dares to challenge you to give more, be more, to be the best that you are truly capable of. That is one of the important functions of a coach. He provides the voice that challenges and pushes out of your comfort zone and to your limit, so that you can give your very best. The coach will hold you to a higher standard and keeps you accountable to the demands. To put it simple, he doesn’t let you get way with NOT living up to what you’re really capable of. A good coach is not someone who just say nice things to you, he will push you all the way. Sometimes he’s your cheerleader, other times he’s your drill sergeant. Most important a coach believes in you and tell you “You can do it! I know you can.”
I would like to show you a video clip that illustrate this point perfectly. This famous “Death Crawl” scene is from the movie Facing The Giants.
What’s so powerful about this scene is that Brock wouldn’t have made the crawl on his own. He didn’t want to let his coach or his partner down, and so he made it all the way across the field with a man on his back. Left to his own devices, do you really think Brock would have pushed himself that far?
So the question for you is this: “Do you have a coach who pushes you to be your best?” How can you find one?