How The Next Generations Can Take Control of Their Lives...

There’s an important and all-powerful concept that these next generations of young athletes and adolescents need to understand and comprehend - and it’s that EVERYTHING in life is a choice… 

Choose - The Youth Academy

You get to choose your thoughts…
You get to choose your actions…
You get to choose what you say to people and how you take what people say to you…
You get to choose how you interpret the things around you & the things that happen to you

So in essence, you’re in total control of your reality and what happens

If there’s a book I believe everyone should read, it’s “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor Frankl…

Frankl was a psychologist, who, as a young man, endured and survived the concentration camps of Auschwitz & Dachau in WWII. He saw first-hand, the power of belief and the power of a “why”, something to live for… as he watched as those who lost their belief and why also lost their lives

During his tumultuous time, he also learned another lesson from this experience… he learned the power of choice

“Between stimulus and response, there’s a space. In that space, there’s the power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. Everything can be taken from a man except for one thing, the last of the human freedoms, to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way”
- Viktor Frankl

Everything in life is a choice. And the choice in every single situation is yours to make…

In short, as Napoleon Hill once said, you are the master of your fate and the captain of your soul

Compass - The Youth Academy

And with this responsibility comes an immense amount of power. Everything that happens to you from now on in your life, and I mean everything, is your fault

How? Why?

Because there’s always something you can do to change it. There’s always a decision that can be made or could have been made in the past, that will change the reality you have right now or in the future

Take ownership of your life. Take ownership of how you decide to respond to the things you do and the things that happen to you. Take ownership of your thoughts and the words you choose to use

Take ownership of your training, your recovery, your relationships and your academic life. If you can grasp this now, you’re already miles ahead of the rest of the young athletes & adolescents your age

Hell, you’re already ahead of 98% of the people who have lived more of their lives than you have… 

And that right there should excite you… as to know this powerful concept now at your age, is something that can help make your dreams your reality in the future

Choose to only do & believe that which empowers you and moves you closer toward your goals…



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Nick Maier