we have a word for people who have a habit of saying “I can’t” – LOSERS.

This is why I think we have one of the best gyms around.  We don’t use or let our athletes use that kind of language.  To us, “can’t” is just as bad as any other four letter word you can think of.  We want every athlete who walks through our doors to be positive and to use their brains to take the brakes off their performance.  As coaches and parents it’s our responsibility to stop putting mental brakes on our kids and to create an environment where they believe in themselves and are set up to succeed.  If you happen to fail (and you will from time to time) then fail forward and learn from the experience.  Most kids that fail get discouraged too easily and give up instead of bouncing back. Continue reading →