“I am not here to work you like a puppet. You make your own choices, you’re the author of your own performance, you have to live with it forever. If it falls far from what I’m trying to accomplish … I’ll let you know. But I’ve (picked) you because I believe in you … You’re the person I picked for this role and I’m going to let you do that.”
The words above were uttered not by a coach, but by movie director Kevin Smith. I really like the focus on someone’s strengths, rather than weaknesses or potential. And we can never be reminded enough that we are responsible for own actions, and their consequences.