#FitnessPsychologyTips : Focus & Praise Effort, Not Results
Heyyy #Thrivers & #WorkoutWarriors ✌🏼When I was younger, my Dad was a basketball 🏀 coach for my brother and his friends for many years.
One lesson that my Dad taught me from his coaching was to always focus and praise others for their effort.
Because he understood that every person (including myself) likes to feel validated for what they’re doing or what they have accomplished.
It’s one of the best ways to build people up.
WHAT’S EVEN BETTER... Overtime, their EFFORT will continue to build and improve, which will lead to #success and results.
This applies to anyone—if you’re a hardworking student, leader, #personaltrainer , parent, partner, or all of the above in any profession.
1. Avoid saying generic statements such as “Great job!” a) 🔸Be specific in your statements such as, “I know you’ve been working hard, and I’m really proud of you!” b) 🔸Another one, “Eating healthy isn’t always easy for you. I can tell you’re making a conscious effort.” c) 🔹The MORE SPECIFIC you are in your statements, the more it will resonate, build trust and connection.
WHY FOCUSING ON RESULTS
1. You’re implying that the result is more important than the process
a) 🔹Individuals in your life can sense the contradiction and lose trust in you. You say, “The process is important.” Yet you only focus on the results or the lack of fulfilling the results to your standards.
2. Focusing on the results doesn’t teach them how to do the process
a) 🔸If you only praise the results, individuals are unsure what was helpful or what not to do in the process.
b) 🔹This leads A LOT of people to quit and give up on their goals and responsibilities.
They don’t feel comfortable to ask you for help in the process bc you only expect results. #AbortAbortSinkingShip 😫
c) 🔸When you keep praising their efforts, they feel heard and more encouraged to speak up about their struggles (which you can intervene to help their process) #winwin