gymnastics competition 13_5_18

Setting your bar to your own personal motivation

Taking my daughter to her first gymnastics competition today I asked what she wanted to achieve for herself, she replied that she didn't want to come last. She wasn't setting her bar low or being pessimistic, it was the opposite - she recognised she was doing something very challenging for herself and just participating was her personal achievement. She was very nervous, she relaxed as soon as she was with her club teammates and her coach, who knew what to say, how to say it and how to motivate Read more [...]