This blog entry is part of a seven-part  series on some of the central principles of coaching… from the perspective of the one receiving the coaching. How can we get the most out of our coaching relationship?

Principle #6: be aware of seasons

There are different seasons for different emphases.

 There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:

    a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,

    a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,

(Ecclesiastes 3:1-3)

When do you cooperate with what seems natural to you? When do you need to swim against the stream? When do you focus on utilizing your strengths? When you do focus on improving your weaknesses? When on minimizing them? There is a season for all of this, and your coach can help you determine that.