Nice synthesis! Without trying, you get no where. Mistakes give clues for improvement. Persistence allows you to get closer and closer to perfection. Perfection doesn’t really exist!
Often times, we spend so much energy on trying to not fail, that we fail at everything.
Middle School Leadership Lesson
I was watching awork with some 7th grade boys. This team was brand new to the sport and lacked many of the needed skills to succeed at playing basketball. On top of that, due to the awkward stages of their current development, risks and challenges were even more daunting.
As I watched the coach, his words of encouragement really struck me. He watched oneparticularly. This student would shy away from the ball and would not attempt to make any type of rebound when he was near it.
The coach asked the young player why he was afraid of the ball.
The boy looked at the coach and simply stated:
“Coach, I am not afraid of the ball, I just don’t want to mess…
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