While watching a video on YouTube I couldn’t help admire a young kid playing his electric guitar. He has definitely plucked those strings more than once. What followed after the video was a little advertisement selling, you guessed it, how to play guitar. Very clever if you ask me and with over 2 million views at a conversion of 1%, the owner of this video should be earning a fair crust.
Do you know how to play guitar?
I’ve dreamt of being the front man on the axe but never got around to learning. To make matters worse, I can’t even sing and don’t have long hair.
The fascinating thing is this, if I picked up the guitar and got some lessons, I could probably jamm out a few of my favorite songs.
I don’t know how to play guitar because I haven’t attempted to learn. I haven’t read books or sought out an old wrinkled rock star that suffers from memory loss. Books and a rock god would be a great teacher in this case, don’t you think?
What happens when you ask a young player to participate in a soccer drill? If he feels overwhelmed he might blurt out,
“I can’t, I don’t know.”
Can you learn how to play soccer from a book?
This kid doesn’t require a book or a coach; he requires enough courage to overcome his fear of the drill. He requires the coach to encourage him and the peer support of his team.
The youngster doesn’t require instructions or any other technical advice for that matter. He needs to muster up enough courage to become motivated and to give it a crack.
So next time a youngster blurts out,
“I can’t, I don’t know how to.”
Don’t give them instructions, they ‘re not learning the guitar, give them support. Give them confidene, patience and a pat on the shoulder, give them Love Based Soccer.
“May the winds of destiny blow you to the stars.”