Good suggestions for all ages. I only had a problem with one catchphrase - “All I can do is try my best.” I don’t like the word try, it sounds too noncommittal and already giving yourself an out. I think it would be much stronger and more committed to say “I can do this!” Or “I’m all in!” There’s enthusiasm, desire and confidence in these statements, a belief in yourself and your own unique potential. I was a personal trainer. A lot of people can’t afford the necessary 3 sessions it takes to see real positive changes and results. Three days is the minimum - there’s no wiggle room. Three days also guarantees that you won’t get hurt, like weekend warriors often do. So I would say to them as they were leaving, “Make sure you get that third day in.” And almost always they would say, “I’ll try.” And 9 times out of 10, they failed. So I banned the word “try” from their vocabulary. I would always make them repeat it in a declarative, positive and empowered sentence out loud. And I suggested that they add the reason why. For instance, “I’ll make sure it happens because I know my success depends on it.” Or my health depends on it, or my goals depend on it. Words are SO important and have real power. Choose them wisely.
There is a lot learn for adults too
A great list with solid advice.
These mental strengths of practice , patience, and reinforcement also work for adults.