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    • Pegeen
      Reading streakScoutScribe
      4 months ago

      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.

    • Florian4 months ago

      There is a lot learn for adults too

    • EZ19694 months ago

      A great list with solid advice.

    • TripleG
      Top reader this weekReading streakScout
      4 months ago

      These mental strengths of practice , patience, and reinforcement also work for adults.