There’s a lot of talk about Tim Tebow these days.
You either love his work ethic, his honesty, his faith, his magic. Or you hate him because he’s good, because he’s outspoken about his faith, because he’s unconventional.
Whether you love or hate him, there is an undeniable something about his play. I’ll call it the Tebow factor. And whatever it is, it is helping him win games.
The Tebow factor is:
- Bringing out the best in your teammates.
- Believing in your teammates.
- Never giving up.
- Getting the job done no matter what it looks like.
- Believing in yourself.
- Ignoring the naysayers.
- Not listening to the trash talkers and mockers.
- Playing your game.
- Being your own worst critic when it comes to your play.
- Recognizing mistakes and moving on, making necessary improvements.
- Not demanding more of your teammates than you are willing to give yourself.
- Holding to a very strong work ethic
And sometimes the Teb0w factor is simply unbelievable to watch. It is almost magical.
How does an athlete get the Tebow Factor? (I’m telling you, if he could bottle and sell it, he’d make billions.)
As parents, there is only so much we can do to help our kids obtain the Tebow Factor. And it has to start when they are little.
- Believe in them.
- Allow them to be pushed and challenged to get better.
- Encourage them to be leaders.
- Don’t make it easy for them to give up.
- Help them ignore naysayers.
- Let them dream big.
- Push them past their mistakes and help them learn from them.
- Teach them to not settle for less than their absolute best.
- MODEL ALL OF THE ABOVE.
Your child may not grow up to be like Tim Tebow. Very few athletes will. But with your support and encouragement he can still have the Tebow factor every time he steps onto the court or field.
What do you think the Tebow Factor is? Can your child get it?