Attitude is a choice.
You CAN choose to change your attitude.
Change your day, change your game, change your workout, maybe even change your life.
We’re gonna use the analogy of a fountain versus a drain. A fountain is a person who’s constantly filling us up, encouraging others. They’re a joy to be around.
Conversely, what’s a drain? Constantly sucking that energy down. They’re a drag to be around. You just don’t want to talk to them – you want to avoid them.
Well, we choose to be fountains! And we support creating and building that fountain-like attitude. So how we’re gonna do that this week? Parents and coaches, we’re going to use three seemingly negative rules. But we’re gonna explain them, and use them and support our athletes with:
1. No whining.
2. No excuses.
3. No complaining.
We’re gonna remove those options from the attitude checklist. We simply don’t make excuses. We’re not going to complain about stuff we can’t control and we’re going to eliminate whining. We’re gonna put our players and our athletes in such a better chance to be fountains… by simply making three black and white rules.
No whining no excuses no complaining.
Our player challenge this week is to be fountains – be the first one out of the dugout to congratulate a teammate. Pick up somebody after a tough strikeout. Or maybe walking off the mound after a poor outing.
That’s a conscious decision. And you can build and mold that positive attitude, that positive behavior, that makes you most like a fountain. Attitude is a choice, something we CAN control.
Play hard, have fun.
- Name something that gets you mad.
- How could you react differently when that happens?
- Who on this team do you believe is a “fountain”?
Fountain vs. Drain – Be a fountain this week!
No whining. No complaining. No excuses.
- There are no Execution Keys
- There are no DC Keys