I was talking to a friend this week and he mentioned that he had been having golf lessons recently as he wasn’t very good and wanted to get better. Now he is ambidextrous and says it feels more natural to play left handed than right.
After his last lesson his coach said (As a joke), “you’ll never make a good golf player because you are so cack-handed” When he got home his Dad also a player told him that “all golf courses are built for right handers so left handers never do very well”
The next time he played he couldn’t hit the greens, couldn’t putt and overshot everything, even hitting a passing car.
What do you think would have happened if his coach had said “your doing really well, keep it up, we will have you up to scratch in no time” and his Dad had said “being left handed is good and makes you harder to play”
What do you think happens to kids who are told “You will never amount to anything” or “You were a mistake, we never should have had you” I think you can guess.
If you have kids tell them how talented they are, how proud of them you are, how successful they will be when they grow up. Then watch them grow up into confident, happy adults.
If you are the boss encourage your staff, notice them, help them if they need help and make them feel appreciated. Then sit back and watch productivity go up!
We all have hypnotic powers, use them wisely…