Kids do that.
My response was the title of this piece.
I explained that if you attach your happiness and self esteem to your comparative performance of others, you will probably feel good 50% of the time when you win. Doesn't sound like a reliable method to live your life.
So, aim to improve.
If you score, its an opportunity to demonstrate success.
If you lose, it shows an opportunity for where success lies in the future.
Did it fall on deaf ears? Possibly.
But if solid messages are repeated through developing years, will it have an effect? Definitely.
Finally... Here is a picture of my wrestling group from a couple of years ago. Look at the size of some of them. Younger than me, fitter than me, many of them technically better than me.
That's how you improve.
Now look at the smiles.
The way I teach my kids classes has changed dramatically in the last 3 years.
I thought about the result I wanted in the lives of young people.
I thought about how the world needs better thinkers, not better fighters.
I thought about how the skills kids need to be successful can be taught in a martial arts class. They haven't been in the past.
I looked into many programs, but mainly two:
The Rock And Water Program, and
The Montessori teaching method.
All my classes in a moderate sized country town have a waiting list.
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