So just a day after I posted my last blog about giving the kids feedback on how they played during their games, I read this article. Life is about constantly growing and learning, right?
I love this approach. It isn’t off-putting like giving feedback may be to a kid who just listened to the coach drone on about the game for 15 minutes. It’s not accusatory like giving feedback about certain plays on the field. It allows the child to think through actions on the field and arrive at his or her own self-feedback. It also reinforces that we are all here to learn – in sport, in school, in relationships. We are far from perfect at any age, and need to embrace the constant quest.
To that end, I think I will add this to my repertoire and ask myself this same question at the end of my days.
“What did I learn in that meeting?
“What did I learn from giving that presentation?”
“What did I learn from chowing on that sheetcake at 11 pm?!”