The olympic 9 step program worth sharing with our homeschoolers.
I saw the following list on a poster hanging on a wall at the Olympic training center in Colorado Springs a couple years ago. There is a lot of truth in these words that is well worth remembering.
- Self Control isn’t learned overnight.
- Excellence is achieved only through constant pursuit.
- Set backs should be viewed as temporary. They provide a basis for learning. Failure only comes with quitting.
- Missing a goal means setting another goal to strive for.
- Improvement is a progression. Problems don’t disappear overnight.
- Persistence gives a new strategy enough time to work. When trying a new strategy, focus on performance, not on evaluation of the new strategy.
- Champions are willing to lose a little in the short run to gain an advantage in the long run.
- True Confidence is based on the thoroughness of preparation.
- A champion constantly learns and improves. Standing still means stagnation.
Doesn't this Olympic 9 step program add a lot to our discussions of how to encourage our students to remain on task and perserve?