Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Don't Fear Failure - Just Don't Accept It

"Don't fear failure. Just don't accept it."

This is a quote from an email I wrote an athlete tonight. I wasn't quoting someone else, I just was trying to figure out how to tell this athlete to quit focusing on negative outcomes, and instead focus on controlling what happens in their race. He's a 17 year old cross country high school runner, who is about to qualify for the California State Cross Country Meet individually. He has control of the outcome, more than he realizes. He will do more than qualify if his attitude on the start-line is assertive, like I hope. This quote is assertive.

I felt it was a great quote to share.

Coach Vance

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