The second thing that makes a great coach also lies within.
Every day we make 226.7 decisions on food alone, according to researchers at Cornell University. And it's estimated that the average adult makes about 35,000 remotely conscious decisions each day. And with that decision making comes responsibility, some of which is important (should I marry that person?) and some not so much (is that Insta post worthy of a like?)
Given the millions of paths we have to choose to take or not take every year, it's crazy that people don't take personal responsibility. They play the victim role, running the narrative to themselves and others that they're not succeeding because of the actions of others or circumstance.
A lot of the time in life we're not responsible for the things that are done to us but we are responsible for how we respond right now and we are responsible for the rest of the story.
A lot of people want to hold onto the past and say that's the reason they're not succeeding.
A good coach takes a stand for the moment right now, and knows it's not about changing the outside world to have a better life but about changing themselves.