Life Coaching Article: Life Skill Coaching

Chapter Three
AN IRON WILL

Our next life coaching article tackles the issue of persistence. Using our free will effectively is critical to our future success.

Every man stamps his own value upon himself,
and we are great or not, based on our own free will.

Teachers of the past were natural born life skill coaching experts. They would often preach about one’s ability to use willpower as a success system.

“I don’t know,” “I can’t”, and “Impossible” – they would not listen to. “Learn!” “Do!” “Try!” – they would continually exclaim.

One writer of a life coaching article stated, “There are three kinds of people in the world. The Wills, the Won’ts and the Can’ts. The first accomplish everything; the second oppose everything; and the third fail in everything.”

Nothing is impossible to the man or woman who has the grit and persistence to will it into reality.

History has shown time and time again that the man or woman who possesses a resolute will, tends to eventually win the day.

In another life coaching article, Foster said, “The shores of good fortune are littered with the stranded wrecks of men of brilliant ability, but who have lacked the courage, faith, and decision, and have therefore perished in the sight of less capable men who possessed a greater will.”

Historians have learned that one secret of England’s great power over her colonies and those of other nations has been a forceful will to maintain her power.

But England did not remember that her children were of the same blood. As an example of this strong will, Patrick Henry wrote: “Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but, as for me, give me liberty or give me death.”

Awakened by such a spirit, the American colonies will could not be broken and they could not be conquered.

"As men in a crowd instinctively make room for one who would force his way through it, so mankind makes way for one who rushes toward an object beyond them."
- Dwight

A key point in almost every life coaching article is that those who wince at opposition or difficulty tend to die during pre-flight.

In other words, a man or woman can possess a high degree of education, a special gift in the arts or industry, but without the determination to carry them through adversity, they will not meet their calling in life.

Here's an important business coaching development questions: What can an employer do with a person who has an invincible will; who never knows when he is beaten; who thrives upon chaos and who is stimulated by difficult situations? If the employer is smart, he pays that person whatever he must to hire him!

Napoleon said it best when he stated, “Impossible, is a word found only in the dictionary of fools.”

Nothing is impossible to the one who has a strong will. The one who learns that something is necessary in order for progress to be made, and who instinctively decides that it shall be done without hesitation – understands clearly the natural law of success.

As a leadership executive coaching advocate, I like the motto of Ben Jonson, a playwright, who states that whenever he decides to do something, he does it like a tailor’s needle – “I go through with it.”

This will is evident in other life coaching article lessons such as Richelieu, who says, “When I begin, I go straight to my aim; I overthrow and cut down anyone or anything that stands in my path.”

The famous businessman, Rothschild said in the same vein, “Do without fail that which you determine to do.”

Gladstone’s children were taught by their famous father to accomplish to the very end whatever they might begin, no matter how insignificant the undertaking might be.

Feltham says, “He that shoots may sometimes hit the mark; but he that never shoots will never hit his mark.” The man who is trying to decide, forever twisting and turning, hesitating, splitting hairs over this or that – will never accomplish anything.

On the other hand, a man or woman who can commit to one specific course of action, turning neither to the right or left whenever tempted, who keeps her eyes squarely upon the goal – is sure to succeed.


Life Coaching Article Activities

  1. Describe an instance in your life where your determination, or lack thereof, has created your present existence. Explain how you have typically responded to this kind of situation. Are you genuinely pleased with the typical outcome?



  2. Explain what your outcome are historically in this area of your life? Are you satisfied with this outcome?



  3. Given what you know now from the above life coaching article, do you wish to improve in this area of your life? If yes, explain what you need to do differently in order to gain better results in the future.

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Next Leadership Coaching Chapters

» Chapter Four - Possibilities In Spare Moments

» Chapter Five - What Career To Choose?

» Chapter Six - Concentrated Energy


"The iron will of one stout heart shall make a thousand quail."

- Bismark








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