Whenever I work with kids running workshops I always try to encourage them to do the best they can, keep trying even if the task is difficult and not to give in. It’s amazing how people ( not just children ) respond to encouragement and praise. I like my workshops to be motivational and fun. I believe that failing is part of the learning process. It’s OK to fail as long as we learn from our mistakes so that we can get it right next time. We can’t all be a winner but we can all try to be as good as we can be at whatever it is we do.
This verse is in a big glass frame at the entrance to the players changing rooms of a professional football club. I liked the message so I took a photo of it :
If you think you are beaten you are, if you you dare not you won’t,
If you like to win but think you can’t, it’s almost certain you won’t,
If you think you’ll lose , you’re lost, for out in the world we find,
success begins with a fellows will, it’s all in the state of mind,
If you think you are outclassed, you are, you’ve got to think high to rise,
You’ve got to be sure of yourself before you can ever win a prize,
Life battles don’t always go to the stronger or faster man,
but soon or late the man who wins is the man who thinks he can!
How important is winning ? What’s your view ?