Celebrating the Little Wins

Celebrating the Little Wins

As an instructor, I have a lot of students come to me to help them with “x” skill. Most of the time the skill they are looking for help on is a little out of their grasp. Sometimes, my students aren’t even sure of where to start working on a specific skill but are motivated to achieve it. I have found that by looking at their current level and taking them back a step, I am able to find the right progression for them at their current level. This does three things:

  1. It teaches them the proper technique for their current skill, which helps them get stronger so they can get their skill faster.
  2. Taking it back a notch also gives them confidence that they are still working toward their goal.
  3. Lastly, it reassures them if they work at this level they are on the right path to get the skill they are after.

As a teacher, my job is to find ways to build up confidence in my students and help them achieve “little wins” to help them build confidence in their abilities. Preparing them to tackle the bigger challenges, which help them get one step closer to their goals. Once they start to practice and experience these “little wins,” they’re able to start letting go of fears that may be holding them back, and get them more comfortable in their abilities. This confidence motivates them to challenge themselves just a bit farther then they would normally push themselves due to this newfound confidence in their bodies.


This is very rewarding as a coach/teacher; I enjoy helping people build up confidence in their abilities and take them to places they have never gone before but they have always wanted to. I also enjoy this transformation because it gives them the motivation to continue improving on their skills and work harder for their next goals. When I started this journey 5 years ago, I had limited resources and very little coaching in the beginning. I had to learn by feeling the movements. If it felt good I tried to recreate that feeling. When I teach workshops or classes the growth I see in a person is one of the most exciting things I get to see and experience. I love to see how far and confident someone can get in just a short amount of time. If you are serious about achieving a certain skill it may be a good idea to reach out and hire a coach that can perform the skill but most importantly can also teach it. For more about my online coaching packages; you can check them out here.

I encourage you not to put so much pressure on yourself or get discouraged to get the skill or movement right now. Find ways to build confidence in yourself and your abilities.

I had to fail thousands of times before I was ever able to find a little success. Never give up on your goals.


  • adriano.

    We just need a friend aside to tell us we can do much better, if we do not see it ourself. Positive stress can make you 150%, negative brings you back to 75. That’s why the greatest sportsmen win, they hava always reserves.

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    April 2, 2015 at 11:23 AM
  • Waero Tomlin

    Always enjoy your articles Dan, and thank you so much for the time and effort you put into them.

    Many Blessings

    Waero (aka Tommo)

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