A good coach understands that mastery of any skill requires much effort and perseverance, and that positive reinforcement encourages the desired improvement.
But the benefits of being positive go far beyond motivating learners. Positive thinking leads to better mental and physical health, increased resilience, better coping skills, and longer life span.
Benjamin Franklin, who lived to be 84 at a time when the average life expectancy of his peers was around 35, believed in the power of positive thinking combined with hard work and diligence. “I haven’t failed,” he said of his repeated attempts to invent an electric light bulb. “I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work!”
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Brent Wright, PE, SE
CEO, Wright Engineers