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Monday, December 16, 2013

Humility is a key ingredient in the overall development of athletes and coaches

One of the important traits I have emphasized frequently over the years in my writing on youth sports is one that I believe is under-valued: humility.  That may seem to be a foreign notion given our modern-day propensity for believing that “success” is driven by positive self-esteem and self-confidence. But humility, to me, remains an essential individual quality—a true virtue, to use an old-fashioned word—in the ongoing and healthy development of young athletes (and people in general).

As important as a healthy ego, good self-image, confidence and self-esteem are (and they surely are), most successful people—business leaders, coaches, athletes…  Continue reading

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