Bullying happens in and out of school and certainly in sports these days. Kids who experience bullying can easily develop an inferiority complex. How To Stop Bullying In Sports is an important question that needs answers fast.
According to Alfred Adler, inferiority complex is when “the feeling of inferiority is highly intensified to the degree that the child believes that he will never be able to compensate for his weakness”.
So how do we stop bullying in sports? Check out Part 3 of the series interview with Raven Magwood, a teenage author, motivational speaker and TV talk show host, who gives some powerful advice for kids.
She is the author of the book, “On to Victory! The Winning Edge”, “Double-Sided” and “The 7 Practices of Exceptional Student Athletes”
Some people get cut down by teammates and get cut down by a lot of people, but it amazes me they stay around people that are being negative towards them.
If you have the opportunity to leave those people, you have to. I tell my teenagers all the time that sometimes in life you have to learn to love people at a distance.
If they are not being positive, you have to remove yourself from that situation. When people are being negative towards you, don’t let it bother you.
It is easier said than done I understand, because I have had things like this bother me too.
Sometimes I would have to take a step back and say, “You know what? I am not going to let this bother me. I am going to keep moving forward.
I am going to keep thinking positive. Because when I am where I want to be in life, I am going to be smiling. I am going to be happy.
I am going to achieve my goal and they are probably going to be in the same spot talking about someone else.”
You have to have that positive mentality. Know what you are working towards. Know your goal.
Say, “I am not going to let that bother me because I know who I am and what I want to be. I am going to keep moving forward in a positive direction towards that.”
I tell elementary and middle school students, when we have a session on bullying that just because you knock someone down does not make you smarter.
When you call someone fat, it does not make you any skinnier. When you call someone ugly, it does not make you any prettier.
I see a lot of kids sit back and say, “You know that is true.” Just because you say something bad about someone and you try to make yourself feel better, it does not change anything about you.
I tell that to kids all the time. You can carry that mentality even into adulthood. Be positive towards other people.
That positivity does come back to you. You may not think so, but it does. When you put out positive energy, that positive energy comes back to you.
You’ll see more favor on your life. You’ll see more success come to you, because what you give, you will receive.
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Raven Magwood is the author of The 7 Practices of Exceptional Student Athletes. As a motivational speaker, Raven started the Student Athlete Pledge in an effort to encourage student athletes to be well –rounded individuals who excel academically, athletically, and professionally.
For more information, visit www.RavenMagwood.com or www.StudentAthletePledge.com.