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Cheer up and remember why you are doing it by David Clarke
September 15, 2010, 10:02 am
Filed under: Dan Cottrell, Rugby Team Management, Rugby Training | Tags: , , ,

Actually, there is nothing worse than someone saying: “Smile, it could be worse”, or “Cheer up!”

If you are in a mood, you are in a mood.

Unfortunately, when you are coaching a team, your persona affects the players. They certainly won’t be cheerier if you are grumpy.

Does that mean you have to be the life and soul of the training? YES IT DOES. Your energy is infectious.

Here are three ways to scrumple up that mood and kick it into touch before training begins.

1. You are about to change peoples lives. Relish that achievement.
2. You have spent all this time putting yourself into a position to coach better, why waste it? Seize the moment.
3. Smile and shake the hands of at least the first three people you meet. They will make you smile inside!

Mark Twain said:
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

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