Watch the video below with youth, then use the questions below to have a mentoring conversation with them.

  1. What was different about Jim Abbott?
  2. What was he still able to accomplish?
  3. What does he say toward the end of video – “Just because you do things a little bit differently, doesn’t mean you can’t do them just as well.” 
  4. What does this quote mean to you?
  5. What weakness do you have that you can overcome and still excel – on the field/court and in school?
  6. Mr. Abbott also talked about having self-doubt.  What did he say helped him every time he doubted that he could succeed at the next level?
  7. What does this tell you about the power of encouragement and why we should always encourage one another?