We Are The String That Holds Our Own Kites Back...

"I would rather try and fail (see:learn), then fail to try"

Our biggest enemy is always our "inner me". We're our own biggest critics. We're our own worst enemies. And when young athletes and adolescents can comprehend and acknowledge this, they'll step away from themselves and begin to become the version of themselves they always knew they could become & achieve the goals they set themselves

Kite - The Youth Academy

You are the string that holds your own kite back. You will tell yourself BS stories, tell yourself all the excuses in the world. You won't believe in yourself for some ungodly reason

And yet, if you don't believe in yourself, who on earth will

Young athletes need to get out of their own way. They need to become their own biggest cheerleaders - and we need to help them do just that. And it all begins with self-awareness. It all begins with belief - as it's the foundation that all else is built upon

It comes with knowing that your potential truly is nearly limitless and that it's not about who you are today that matters most... it's about who you want to become & how hard you're willing to work to become that person

And this all begins with acknowledging the fact we're holding ourselves back. It comes with reflecting on the times we've done so, and then putting a plan in place so that we can grow and step aside in the future

It begins HERE... by asking yourself how happy you are with 2017 so far... and being brutally honest with yourself when answering these three "questions"

Journal - The Youth Academy

1) I like....
2) I wish...
3) I wonder...

What do you like that you've done so far in 2017? What are you happy you've accomplished, challenged yourself, or grown...

What do you wish you would have done? Why? Why didn't you do it & how can you grow to overcome this in the future...

You never want to die wondering... so ask I wonder what would have happened if I'd gotten past the fear and done "x"... Then work around the block that's holding you back from doing it, put a plan of action in place, and take that step

As once again...

"I would rather try and fail (see: learn), then fail to try"

Nick Maier