A Message to all Coaches, Teachers, Parents, Bosses, & Leaders

A message for all Coaches, Teachers, Parents, Bosses, and Leaders

.... .Impact of YOU on all kids:

..... I have come to a frightening conclusion.

..... I am and you are the decisive element in the field or the gym, at home, in your business, or at your church.

..... It is our personal approach that creates the climate.

..... It is our daily mood that makes the weather.

..... As a coach or parent or boss, we possess tremendous power to make an athlete's (or employee's) life miserable or joyous.

..... We can be the tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration.

..... We can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal.

..... In all situations it is our response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated

..... To an athlete, child, employee ... We can humanized or dehumanized.

..... So Coaches, remember that it is just a game and your relationship with that individual will last a lifetime.

..... Make it a great memory forever.

..... I Did ... Coach Ellis ... my prayers and love with all my contacts over the past 40 years...(1968-2008)

You all were the best and may you succeed in all you attempt and just remember to pass it on and to thank God.

Written by Haim G. Ginott then edited and fine-tuned by Nancy

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Created by: Coach Ellis 9.3.96 ... Last update: 11.18.98