During the summer I have a lot of new parents in the AquaMonsters (youth swim team I’m the director of) and their biggest concern is entrusting their child to my program.
They are worried their child will drown in our program.
Yes this is their fear talking.
Yes it’s irrational.
And yes it creates a lot of drama on the pool deck.
Of course, drowning is a possibility as water is dangerous and according to the CDC there are about 10 deaths per day in non-boating related drownings.
Drownings are not allowed to happen in the AquaMonsters program.
How do I ensure this?
- I manage risk. Safety is the most important factor. I have well-trained staff with excellent swimmer-to-coach ratios.
- I’m committed to the best case scenario. We teach each child to swim. We focus on what they can do and where we are taking them, never what they can’t do.
- I give our program enough time to develop their child. Little monsters is an 8-week program, so the kids have lots of practice opportunities.
Now let’s apply this to your life …
- Manage the risk in your situation.
- Commit to the best case scenario.
- Give yourself enough time to develop the outcome you want. It may take 8 weeks or it may be a year to 18 months.
Stop indulging in the drama. These three steps will keep you focused and help you create the results that you want.
Listen to me right now … you are not allowed to drown.
P.S. If you feel like you are struggling to keep your head above water, I can help. Start with my workshop, Becoming ENOUGH.