Find a Lucky Charm
Sometimes when learning a mantra to keep going with something hard, it is helpful to have some sort of touchstone (or physical action, like a fist pump) to remind them to use their mantra in the first place. Athletes sometimes have lucky charm, like a specific sock that they must wear to win. Even though we know it is really not the lucky sock that helps them win, it is the athletes’ belief that they will win that guides them to put in 100% effort and to do their very best.
Dumbo had his lucky feather, which strengthened his belief that he could fly, which made him actually try to fly. Having a lucky charm can help kids remember their mantra to try and try again. To believe in themselves they can do it. And to strengthen their resolve to go and do it.
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