Tag Archives: success

8 Myths We Need to Stop Believing For Kids to Enjoy Youth Sports

There is one definition of success. Success is not a black and white concept and it is certainly not synonymous with winning. There is one path to success. Just as it is not a black and white concept, success does not have one route of travel. If a child struggles with a sport at the […]

25 Hard Things Gymnasts Need to Do

  Stop making excuses. Be accountable for your own behavior. Listen, really listen, to coaches’ corrections. Don’t let teammates take your focus. Do the entire assignment. With maximum execution. Show up and work hard, even when you don’t feel like it. Admit when you don’t understand. Be comfortable with not knowing. Keep going when you […]

The Surprising (but Scientifically Backed) Technique to Help Your Athlete Succeed

  Want a scientifically back tip to help your athlete succeed? Teach them to be nice to themselves. Yes, you read that correctly: be nice to themselves. A Stanford scientist says that the best chance of growing from a challenge or difficult circumstance is actually being kind to ourselves. Emma Seppala, author of The Happiness […]

What is Your Biggest Regret?

  In the middle of New York City, a black board was hung with the simple directive: WRITE YOUR BIGGEST REGRET People approached somewhat apprehensive but then began to pick up the chalk and jot down their thoughts.  Initially, the thoughts were as varied as those who were writing them.  Then, as the chalkboard became […]

Gymnasts Salute: 16 Ways Being a Gymnast Made You a Successful Adult

  Someday she will perform her final cartwheel, back tuck or giant swing. There will be no more achievement ribbons to earn, compulsories or optional routines. No coaches wrangling kids into classes, and no judges in blue handing out scores. And the leotards will be tucked into storage or passed on to former team members. […]

What a Bank Ad Taught Me About Success

As I write this I am on a layover in London on my way to a yoga retreat in Greece. For those of you who know me personally, you can stop laughing now.  You see, I am about as “un-yoga” as a person comes. If Type A is a thing, I am Type A plus. […]

10 Truths That Successful Athletes Embrace

Getting what you want often costs more than you want to pay, but you do it anyway.  It’s easy to show up when you feel like doing so, but when you don’t feel like and do it anyway you are on the road to success. You are making choices, not sacrifices.  Stop thinking of your […]

The ABC’s of Successful Athletes


A Dozen Mindsets for Success

Talent is often the first attribute that people think of when they talk about what it takes to be a success. And, while talent is certainly useful, I believe wholeheartedly in the quote “Nothing in the world is more common than unsuccessful people with talent.” In the end, it is the mental portion of how […]

15 Lessons from Coach Wooden’s Ted Talk: The Difference between Winning and Succeeding.

I love Ted Talks, a series of short, powerful talks, all less than 18 minutes long, on a variety of topics that are always informational and often inspirational. If you are feeling sluggish or uninspired one day, take a few minutes to watch or listen to a Ted Talk and it will most certainly rev […]