I believe this, too.
We live in a competitive world. In the United States, that is especially true. If you want to succeed at something, you have to be better than someone else. You have to work at it. You have to try hard. You have to devote time, effort and energy into whatever you are doing to make people stand up and notice. Even so, there is no guarantee you will be successful. There is also a certain amount of talent involved. And talent, you either have or you don’t.
As a teacher and a coach, I have noticed a change in expectations over the years. Many students and players expect a high standard of achievement with minimal effort. If they turn in the paper, they expect an A. If they show up to practice, they expect to play. Their expectation is fueled by their parents attitudes that their child can do anything…
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