Motivated vs. Capable

I met Thomas Campbell today, an investment advisor with Intersecurities. He taught me something interesting. He works with people by giving his valuable advice. I like his model. For those of us who are in the advice business, it matters. Is a person motivated and capable? Are they one or the other? Or both? It’s an important question. We see it all the time. There are athletes that are capable but not motivated. What a tragedy. Sometimes coaching works. Sometimes not. Others are highly motivated, but not capable. We cheer for the underdog. They are worth giving our life to. The motivated and capable? We see the results. The world moves aside for such people. They seek mastery.

Someone said that the only sure thing is change. Who will you be in 10 years? Why? How did you become that person? Are you frozen in time because you limited yourself by capability and motivation? If you don’t change what happens? The world does not move aside. The world leaves you behind. Surround yourself with people that will travel the journey of change and watch yourself grow. It’s the difference between living and existing.

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Published by Don Dalrymple

I grow businesses through partnerships and executive coaching. I work with partners and clients on strategy, systems, team building and growing revenue.

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