Several years ago I had the honor to spend a little time with top tennis trainer Rick Macci, the man who trained tennis giants like Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Andy Roddick, and others. For a child with Dyslexia, the road to functional literacy is typically much harder than for others. When I asked Mr. Macci what makes for a good tennis player, he answered simply but profoundly: "Hitting a million balls." That statement alone is worth gold. Children with dyslexia, as a people group, need more repetition to master a skill. They also need more corrective repetition to unlearn a wrong (reading) habit. Repetition, or exercise exercise exercise, is an inevitable need in any honest Dyslexia remediation approach. And that calls for character: strong character.
That's why I love to share these one-liners which Rick Macci has scattered all over the courts where he trains young children. His students are typically in the same age group as our Dynaread students. Share these concepts with your children. Help them understand them. It will make a difference!
With gratefulness to Rick Macci for allowing us to use these one-liners, and always here to help,
Founder and CEO
Rick Macci Tennis Academy — http://rickmacci.com/
A REAL WINNER is a SUPER POSITIVE PERSON.
A loser thinks he is super but he is really negative.
A REAL WINNER has DESIRE and HUSTLE.
A loser has no desire to hustle.
A REAL WINNER is SPECIAL, UNIQUE and DIFFERENT in how he acts.
A loser can't get his act together to become special, unique and different.
A REAL WINNER BELIEVES and TRIES so hard to achieve.
A loser feels he has achieved.
A REAL WINNER EXPLAINS.
A loser has no explanation.
A REAL WINNER makes COMMITMENTS.
A loser makes promises.
A REAL WINNER says, "I'm good, but not as good as I want to be:'
A loser says, "I'm not as bad as a lot of players:'
A REAL WINNER finds a way.
A loser makes an excuse.
A REAL WINNER will make mistakes and admit it.
A loser makes mistakes and says. "It wasn't my fault:'
A REAL WINNER credits good luck sometimes for winning even though it isn't luck.
A loser says, "I had bad luck," even though it isn't bad luck.
A REAL WINNER understands the mind is either FOR you or AGAINST YOU.
A loser's mind is already against him.
A REAL WINNER knows failure will TEST him, but will NOT STOP him.
A loser's desire has already stopped and he fails to test the next challenge.
A REAL WINNER feels so confident and strong.
A loser talks like he is strong and confident.
A REAL WINNER runs for every ball.
A loser says, I know it was out.
A REAL WINNER knows he can do it.
A loser hopes he can.
A REAL WINNER is always A PART OF ANY ANSWER.
A real loser is always part of any problem.
A REAL WINNER always HAS A PROGRAM.
A real loser always has an excuse.
A REAL WINNER sees AN ANSWER FOR EVERY PROBLEM.
A real loser sees a problem for every answer.
A REAL WINNER sees THE BALL GO IN THE CORNER.
A real loser sees himself in a corner.
A REAL WINNER says IT MAY BE DIFFICULT BUT IT'S POSSIBLE.
A real loser says it may be possible but it's too difficult.
A REAL WINNER FINDS A WAY.
A real loser drifts away.
A REAL WINNER READS THIS EVERY DAY.
A real loser seldom reads this any day.
Enormous difference in his ability to work.
My son recently graduated from the Dynaread program. The reason I so highly recommend Dynaread, in short, is because I went from a son who struggled to read a sentence unless it was something he had memorized, to someone who turned to me after graduation and said "Mama, I am proud that I can read". What more could you ask?
Shelly van Heyningen
Dynaread respected my child. With the help of Dynaread he is now standing tall, he is confident, and he can read just like his friends.
British Columbia, Canada
I just wanted to let you know that Aiden is loving the Dynaread program and enthusiastically works at it two times a day. He is proud of his progress and finds the topics interesting. We are currently using it exclusively as his language program and supplementing it with additional cursive work using the readers as the written text.