Every high school student-athlete faces challenges–in the classroom, in their sport, and even at home. It seems like there is always an obstacle to overcome.
Research is clear that it really does pay to be positive during difficult times. The benefits include enhanced health and longevity, happiness, career advancement, and athletic performance.
Writer Jon Gordon says that “positive people who regularly express positive emotions are more resilient when facing stress, challenges and adversity.”
How can you become a more positive person? Tasting success in the classroom and on the athletic field will help, but should not be the determining factor. Try and make each day positive not only for you, but for someone else, as well!