My client had a hard time in his progress. Each week, he would share how he had no major breakthrough or new realization. I was patient with him and persevered. I did feel discouraged but I didn’t give up on him because this wasn’t about my disappointment – it was about my client gaining his transformation. I worked hard and sought different ways to help him gain deeper paradigm shift. Finally, in the 5th week, he “cracked” and since then, soared and did well in his projects. Later, he confessed to me that it was because I didn’t give up on him, that he didn’t give up on himself. He shared a story of how a camel, overwhelmed with carrying a load of baggage across the desert, collapsed only after someone placed a piece of tissue on its back. This analogy was about the stubborn camel finally giving way… to a piece of tissue. Similarly for him, his “stubbornness” finally gave way to my sincerity in forwarding his life. My willingness to be honest, genuine and going that extra mile to forward him created a fulfilling and rewarding coaching relationship.