Saturday, May 29, 2010

The Choice

I had a couple students competing in a tournament today. They didn't do as well as they wanted or expected. They have another day tomorrow... how will they respond?


This is all that matters as we attempt to reach that next level. There will always be some type of roadblock that appears in our path - sometimes many, sometimes often. How will we react?

These students only have two choices:

99% or 1%!

Quit? Battle?

Period.

7 comments:

spldbch said...

I recently read somewhere that failures are more motivating than successes. If this is true then your students should be motivated to give it their all next go 'round.

Dayne Gingrich said...

Successes CAN be more motivating, depending on the person. For the 1%... they definitely are!

Sarah said...

I imagine it's harder to give all you have after a failure, but having a great motivator like you can make a big difference. i hope they performed magic the second time around.

golfmom said...
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Kristin said...

Don Parsons said this.. he makes a very good point.. When one is humbled and beaten they are more open to learning and growing.

Dayne Gingrich said...

I agree with Don's statement, but it's person-dependent. Many who get "humbled and beaten" often find excuses to quit.

We're trying to become the people who find motivation from "failure," knowing this is the only true way to succeed!

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