This week’s motivation comes from one of the best motivational speakers I know, my father. Growing up as an athlete, I faced many obstacles that I was not sure I could conquer. Feeling defeated, I would turn to my father for advice.
He explained to me that our minds are a very powerful thing. Whether you think you can accomplish something or you think you are going to fail, you are right. He told me in order to be successful I had to first believe in myself.
He then would remind me of one my favorite childhood stories, The Little Engine that Could. In the book there was a train was faced with the challenge of climbing a difficult terrain. The train was successful in climbing the mountain while chanting “I think I can, I think I can”. My father encouraged me to recite this motto whenever I was faced with hard obstacles. These simple words are what made me a successful athlete.
I encourage our athletes to remember this motto when they are faced with their obstacles. Be your own biggest cheerleader!
“I think I can, I think I can”
Check back next week for more motivation by Emily!