Heartwarming, compelling, and motivating.

A case study by Dr. Shane Perrault
[Dr. Shane Perrault is a contributing editor for Psychology Today]. See the full story at http://www.playattention.com/jasmine-announced-plans-attend-elite-college/
Athletic, creative, dynamic, charming; yet discouraged, unfocused and crest-fallen – she came into my office 4 years earlier, fearful she wouldn’t be able to obtain the 2.0 GPA needed to try out for team sports. Even worse, if she couldn’t compete in sports, then why bother with school? Sports were the only success she knew.

When I asked Jasmine about her grades, she responded “well I got a ‘C’,” lowering her head when asked if the “C” was the good or bad news. Next, I asked, “So what are you good at?” Lighting up like a Christmas tree, she responded “Swimming! I want to be an Olympian. No one can catch me in the water, I swim like a dolphin.”

[Dr. Shane Perrault is a contributing editor for Psychology Today]. See the full story at http://www.playattention.com/jasmine-announced-plans-attend-elite-college/