Tag Archives: Perseverance

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A Goal or a Wish?

A Goal Without a Plan is just a Wish

We all have hopes and dreams … but if we don’t plan and set goals we might as well be wishing on a star.

Of course sometimes we still need that star to wish on.

 

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SMART Goals, Smart Teens

SMART Goals

We all know that teens have great hopes and dreams for the future, but how do we help them get there? Having a goal is more than just an idea, it requires work and planning … learning to set goals is a skill.

Being able to set goals can help teens:

Take charge of their personal growth
See progress towards where they want to be
Maintain momentum
Improve time management
Reduce anxiety
Increase self-esteem

Amazing right!? Continue reading

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Confront Adversity …

Kids who learn to confront adversity ...

“Kids that learn how to confront adversity in sports will develop a sense of self-discipline and pride in their work which will only help them take their skills to the next level.” Sports Coach Tip #29

I found this Sports Coach Tip when I was cruising around the web a couple weeks ago. It resonated with me and I wanted to pass it along. Any time kids face adversity and get through it they gain confidence and are better prepared to handle the next thing that comes along.

CoachGray.com has some great tips and other information for coaches, parents or anyone who is involved in youth sports.

Top 5 Life Skills Teens Learn From Participating in Sports

Sports remain a great metaphor for life’s more difficult lessons. It was through athletics that many of us first came to understand that fear can be tamed; that on a team the whole is more than the sum of its parts; and that the ability to be heroic lies, to a surprising degree, within.
—Susan Casey

  Learning Life Skills Through Sport

Participating in sports is one probably one of the best experiences young people can have for developing life skills. Actually, I think sports participation is pretty great for people of all ages. Being part of a team teaches skills that are applicable across your life: school, relationships, work, you name it.

Just to clarify for all of you out there who are thinking “my teen plays an individual sport”, they are a part of a team. Sport does not happen in a vacuum. You have coaches, opponents, family and the other athletes you train with. Continue reading

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Random Bits of Inspiration

Every once in a while life throws you down and knocks you around a bit.

Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and keep on going.

"It's not whether you get knocked down. It's whether you get up again." Vince Lombardi