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Goal achievement seems to be more about avoiding situations that are tempting, rather than fighting them with willpower. But of course, we all experience temptation and we’re never gonna stop experiencing temptation, so the question becomes…
What do we make of the fact that we our long-term goals and conflict with our short-term temptations? As always, the founder of humanistic psychology, Carl Rogers, has a starting answer:
Coaches can’t motivate their clients, yet we often act like we can. Because we don’t set appropriate relationship boundaries, we end up holding ourselves accountable to motivating our clients. And this sets them up for failure in the long run.
So we need to understand how to avoid The Motivator Trap. Otherwise, we prevent clients from appreciating and using our expert advice.