I was talking to a friend about her daughter the other day. Seems the teenager has decided to slack off at practicing a sport this summer. She attends the daily practice but the coach informed Mom that very little work is being done these days. This child has an abundance of raw talent and potential, but success has not come because the teen hasn’t decided to do the hard work it takes to be the best. Other girls who, in years past, were not as talented are now eating her lunch.
I love what the Mom did in response. She charged her daughter for the cost of the summer lessons because the child had just been having fun the entire time, and told the athlete that if significant improvements were not made in a discreet amount of time, she was off the team and out of the sport for good.
Now, it’s up to the young lady. What will she do? She will decide who she’s going to be.