A Coach’s Lesson, in 6 Words


Happy Wednesday, fantastic friends! Just wanted to reblog this fun/inspirational piece from Eli over at Coach Daddy. He masterfully coordinates these “6 Words” posts, bringing peeps from all over together to dish out 6 words about various subjects. Along with yours truly, 50 other bloggers, readers, and strangers dished out 6 words based on the prompt “What’s one thing you learned from a coach?” Being that I grew up dancing, I added these six amazing words from one of my ballet teachers…24. “Forget everything, be true, just move.” Be sure to check out the rest of these one-liners for some mid-week warm fuzzies (and some good laughs) over at Eli’s place.

Coach Daddy

You can learn a lot from a coach.

Not all of it’s good. I remember a frustrated soccer coach who slammed his notebook to the turf after our team scored, then barked out the F word.

Marie, then playing U8 soccer, turned to me, mouth open slightly, and blinked several times. I swear a light bulb illuminated above her head.

Thanks, coach.

Many other lessons are far less R-rated. Well, some.

As the third installment of the 6 Words series, I asked bloggers, readers and strangers to sum up a lesson learned from a coach. And by coach, I mean anything from your football coach to your yoga instructor to a life coach. I think I even have some ballerina stuff in the mix.


Ernest Hemingway asserted that you could tell any story in six words.

So, here’s your story.

1. “I can’t is not…

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