What makes a Champion?
Champions come in all ages and sizes. My best friend was a champion. My cousin was a champion. Many I worked with are champions. Many of you who are reading this are champions. Children become what they learn in most cases. And if wer’e lucky, they also learn what they’re taught. But children learn the most by doing!
The key word here is children. The earlier we begin to teach our little ones correct principles, the more likely that they will grow up living these principles. They will seldom grow apart from them. Their Brains are like sponges, soaking up every little bit of information we teach them.
The single most important thing to teach children is to believe in themselves. This is the foundation of every champion.
Todays society is severly lacking in appreciation. Children will not become little champions if they are not taught to appreciate. Think of all the things that warrant appreciation.
- Roof over their head
- Pocket Money
- Football Coach
- Transportation…the list goes on and on.
Make every teachable moment count
” You yourself must be teachable if you are to teach” – Audrey Hunt
Humility is being teachable. We can be confident, knowledgable, intelligent and still be humble.
Real champions have humility and are teachable. They set high standards for themselves. When they fail (and they do), they pick themselves up and begin again. A piano student once asked his teacher how many times must I practice, the answer is always the same – ” until you get it right.” The same goes for any sport and including football.
I encourage all kids to become champions, I push them to better themselves and I would always encourage them to give it their all, leave nothing at home. They are not doing it for me they become the best for themselves and no-one else.
“It doesn’t matter how many times we are given good advice, it won’t help us one bit if we do not have a teachable spirit”
Are you up to it?
If you can answer yes to the following questions, you then can be sure you are teachable and in return able to teach your children.
- Do I admit it when I’m wrong?
- Do I become defensive when I’m criticised?
- Am I open to new ideas?
- Do I ask questions?
- Am I a good listener by listening more than talking?
- Do I have self-discipline?
- Do I give up easily?
- Do you bring out the best in others?
- Am I self-serving?
There is no greater calling than that of a teacher/coach. Teacher, coaches can influence peoples lives the most. Some children, its all they have and these people can make someone feel loved and accepted, when no one else did.
Being a teacher/coach with the right intentions is one of the greatest gifts children can receive..being one with the wrong intentions can literally crush a child!