by Dave Gleason
by Dave Gleason
In this video, IYCA expert Dave Gleason reminds us to meet our young athletes where they are to develop a physical culture and encourage youth athletic development.
Find out how Dave facilitated one of his best youth training sessions ever.
O.K… So here they are….
Point 1 –
As a youth fitness specialist, Follow Principles not Values
I take this from the work of Stephen Covey in the 8th Habit.
We too often measure our success by the ‘values’ of a situation.
How much weight did we lose
How much money do we make
How many ‘A’ grades did we get on our report card
These are the items that most of us chase, but they are superficial and seldom
give us depth or a sincere appreciation for life.
Rather than following or pursuing the ‘values’ in life, go after the principles of
What makes you feel good?
Whatever it is, do that.
Money will come.
Pounds will drop.
Good grades will happen.
All we have to do is pursue our desires with conviction.
The secondary factors I mentioned above will come on their own…
Point 2 –
This is a Zulu word that technically means ‘hello’.
But it has a much deeper meaning than that.
The literal translation is ‘I See You’ and is used as a formal greeting when
seeing friends or family.
And I love the concept.
We are so loose with language in our society.
Think about what you say when you pass a friend along the street…
How You Doing
Informal. Lacking passion. Do you even really care about what the answer is?
Sawubona is a word I’ve come to embrace as having a deeper meaning.
“I See You”
I’m paying attention.
My focus in on you.
I find that very powerful.
But here’s the real point of that word as far as I’m concerned.
I’ve learned to say it to myself.
Do you really know that person you see when looking in the mirror each morning?
Have you truly connected with yourself and understand who you are, where your
passions lie and what you want in life?
Give it a try sometime…
Point 3 –
Don’t Think – Create Habits
Thoughts don’t become things.
They don’t translate into tangibility unless they are converted.
Powerful thoughts or images you may have for yourself or your life will only
become real if you start creating daily habits around making them so.
This is one of the major limitations people have in our society.
They imagine and ‘dream’ of large scale things for themselves, but keep them
as nothing more than thoughts.
If you truly want to live your dreams, than start creating daily habits around making
This will change your life forever…
So those are my own personal success habits.
What do you think?
Leave your comments below….