What does it take to help a person move to better performance, or to
a behavior? In a lot of cases it doesn't take as much as you
may at first think.
Love To Learn
There are a number of people who love to learn,
who would love to find out how to do something but have never had the
guidance and, therefore, have little or no confidence to try and do it
on their own.
I had the opportunity over the years to help and to encourage a wide
number of people including a lot of my own colleagues as well as those
who were caught in the justice system on the wrong side of the fence.
Recently, though, I have been able to help a young man become
confident in a different way.
One of my hobbies, over the years, is to repair and renovate a number
of houses. Some of these have been those belonging to friend and
family, and some have been my own since I have moved quite frequently.
With these skills, I have had a wonderful time always enjoying working
with my hands and able to see and use the results of my efforts.
The young man, I referred to, was recently married and decided to buy
an older home as their first investment. There wasn't much really
wrong with the house that elbow grease and tender loving care could
In fact, from my previous experiences
renovating, this was
a cakewalk - in other words, a very easy project to take on.
to this young man, it appeared to be a huge mountain that he had been
asked to climb without the aid of hiking or climbing boots.