This was in a nutshell my pep talk to my youngest daughter after learning of her yet again bad attitude at softball practice. Keep in mind she is 7.
"You are on a team and when you don't give your very best, you not only hurt the team, you are hurting yourself. It doesn't matter if you are playing in a sport, your at school, doing your homework, or you are helping out at home, you need to always give your 100% best effort every time. I don't care if you have a headache, or your foot hurts, the ball hit you a little bit hard, or you don't feel like participating, you need to give your absolute best. Now I want to always see you giving your absolute best. Do you understand me?" mom
"Yes mama" Kayla says