Perfection is a Ghost
Striving for perfection is a very dangerous self harming behavior. This course helps you learn why, and how to change it.
Athletes, Parents, Coaches, Teachers
What you can expect in this course
In this valuable course we will be discussing the dangers of striving for perfection.
An athletes mindset of trying to be perfect can lead to many mental issues. An athlete can set themselves up for failure in trying to be perfect. This course will teach them how to focus on progress. How to develop a plan that will lead to success.
Learning Objectives :
To help the student understand that perfection is unattainable
To show the student that progress is the task to focus on
To share with the student that much of the disappointment they encounter is because of their own thoughts and feelings
To educate the student on the part of failure and it’s importance
Lesson 1 – Introduction to What is perfection
In the first lesson we shed light on what is perfect. We will discuss why we start to feel like we have to be perfect. Trying to please others in not a good mindset to have. Pleasing yourself should always come first.
Everyone is comparing lives on social media and wants the perfect body, perfect image, perfect outfit, perfect life – we’re striving for this perfection, and it’s so unhealthy because there’s no such thing as perfection.
Lesson 2 – What is Perfection
In lesson 2 we discuss failure. The only way to find the success we are looking for, as an athlete, is to fail forward. Failure can be our greatest teacher of the things that are critical to achieving success.
You can't just declare that you have a growth mindset. Growth mindset is hard. - Carol S. Dweck
Lesson 3 – Introduction to Failure
Lesson 3 is about progress. It is the progress each and every day that we have that gets us one step close to success. Feeling like you have achieved all that you desire comes through daily progress and having a plan to get there.
THERE ARE NO SECRETS TO SUCCESS. IT IS THE RESULT OF PREPARATION, HARD WORK, AND LEARNING FROM FAILURE.
Lesson 4 – Failure is not optional
On our journey to trying to achieve success we encounter failure. Sometimes a great deal of failure.
It is a part of the process of learning anything new. Sometimes we can master new skills quickly, sometimes it can take much longer than we are prepared for.
Any way you look at it, failure is going to happen, it might be time to embrace it, rather than fear it.
SUCCESS IS GOING FROM FAILURE TO FAILURE WITHOUT LOSS OF ENTHUSIASM.
Lesson 5 – Introduction to Progress
In this introduction we ask that you take the short quiz to share with us what you know about failure.
MEN MAKE HISTORY AND NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND. IN PERIODS WHERE THERE IS NO LEADERSHIP, SOCIETY STANDS STILL. PROGRESS OCCURS WHEN COURAGEOUS, SKILLFUL LEADERS SEIZE THE OPPORTUNITY TO CHANGE THINGS FOR THE BETTER.
Lesson 6- Progress not Perfection
Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.
This quote is from Benjamin Franklin and the words are so important. Progress is and has been the way things get done in the World.
It is time that you start to look at your progress and develop ideas of how you are going to get where you want to go.