How to Get Winning Results in Speech Therapy. I’m going to confess to you, so please no one pass it around, that I am NOT a football fan. Shhh…Don’t get me wrong, I love watching football, but it was never that high on my priority list, so rarely would I ever be home on a Saturday or Sunday watching football games. There always seemed to be other things that were more important. I have written this article for patients and clients, caregivers and parents and the new generation of speech language pathologists who are emerging and working alone or along side us “seasoned professionals.”
I’m going to confess to you, so please no one pass it around, that I am NOT a football fan. Shhh…Don’t get me wrong, I love watching football, but it was never that high on my priority list, so rarely would I ever be home on a Saturday or Sunday watching football games. There always seemed to be other things that were more important. I have written this article for patients and cliens, caregivers and parents and the new generation of speech language pathologists who are emerging and working alone or along side us “seasoned professionals.”
A man I have always admired had some core beliefs and values which I believe are vital for us all and I would like to share them.
Vince Lombardi (R.I.P.) who was coach of the world famous Greenbay Packers, whose team won game after game and numerous super bowls. His players loved and respected him. These quotes, when adopted will make winners, especially for those who are dealing with speaking difficulties, and anyone else for that matter. They are as important as any technique, method, or approach to the improvement of talking.
Get Winning Results in Speech Therapy
“The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.”
“People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society.”
“To achieve success, whatever the job we have, we must pay a price.”
“Success is like anything worthwhile. It has a price. You have to pay the price to win and you have to pay the price to get to the point where success is possible. Most important, you must pay the price to stay there.”“Once you agree upon the price you and your family must pay for success, it enables you to ignore the minor hurts, the opponent’s pressure, and the temporary failures.”
“Yet that victory might be pursued and wooed with every fiber of our body, with every bit of our might and all our effort. And each week, there is a new encounter; each day, there is a new challenge.”
Getting Winning Results in Speech Therapy Requires Discipline
“Mental toughness is many things and rather difficult to explain. Its qualities are sacrifice and self-denial. Also, most importantly, it is combined with a perfectly disciplined will that refuses to give in. It’s a state of mind – you could call it character in action.”
“Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.”
“Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off of the goal.”
“There is only one kind of discipline, and that is the perfect discipline. As a leader (therapist, parent, or mate), you must enforce and maintain that discipline; otherwise, you will fail at your job.”
“There’s only one way to succeed in anything, and that is to give it everything. I do, and I demand that my players do.”
To Get Winning Results in Speech Therapy Takes Leadership
“Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.”
To Get Winning Results in Speech Therapy Requires Excellence
“….I firmly believe that any man/woman’s finest hours – his/her greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear – is that moment when he has worked his heart out in good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious.”
“The spirit, the will to win and the will to excel — these are the things that will endure and these are the qualities that are so much more important than any of the events themselves.”
“They call it coaching but it is teaching. You do not just tell them…you show them the reasons.”
I know the fulfillment of these quotes are crucial to us as parents, educators, therapists, caregivers and citizens of this great world that we live in!