TUESDAY, AUG 9, 2011
via Coach Dawn Writes:
What’s the X-factor? It’s the ability to handle adversity (to get knocked down only to get up again), to embrace challenges, and to motivate others to do the same. In one word, it’s resilience.
In a great article I read on bnet.com, the author talked about how Tom Brady had to overcome many challenges in his early career because many of the “experts” didn’t think he’d amount to much as an NFL quarterback. He apparently has an uncanny belief in himself and the tools he has as an athlete that surmounted the negative feedback he received.
How do we teach our athlete’s to have this amazing amount of self-confidence?
Here are four characteristics we can nurture to make our players more resilient:
Resolve. “Resolve is that inside drive that looks for ways around obstacles but also the doggedness to keep on trying.” Charlie Brown has resolve. No matter how many times he fails at kicking that football that Lucy holds, he never stops trying. He truly believes that the next time will be his moment to shine...
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