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A Coach’s Influence Off the Field

Published on: 2016-08-02 23:23:45

August 1, 2016 - Wall Street Journal: Sports instructors teach how to manage emotions: perseverance, resilience, conquering fear. There is a special man who’s changed my life recently, and he says these things to me: “You rock!” “Great job in difficult circumstances.” “You should be really proud of yourself.” He’s my scuba instructor.

A great sports instructor or coach builds us up, but also teaches us important lessons of emotional management, such as confidence, perseverance, resilience and how to conquer fear and anxiety. Many times, these lessons have a permanent impact on our mind-set and attitude well beyond the playing field.  Read more.

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