Verbal Persuasion

Verbal Persuasion: Influential people in our lives such as parents, teachers, managers or coaches can strengthen our beliefs that we have what it takes to succeed. Being persuaded that we possess the capabilities to master certain activities means that we are more likely to put in the effort and sustain it when problems arise.

The man in the middle is my high school basketball coach, who I haven’t played for in 15 years.

Throughout my adult life I’ve stayed in contact with him and some of my lowest points he’s continued to be there for me.

His words and sayings have stuck with me and many other of his players even old than myself.

Wins and loses are great but the impact a coach can make on a player go far beyond a stat book.

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