Enabling a delusion or inspiring a dream

We want kids to dream.  In fact it's our job as coaches to inspire them to dream.

Dream of playing on Wimbledon's centre court.

Dream of being world number 1.

Dream of being a professional tennis player.

Dream of.....whatever it is or whoever they want to become.

And yet there is such a fine line between selling the dream (and quite possibly profiting from it) and 'enabling a delusion' that the kid is actually going to make it when we know the odds are so heavily stacked against them or that they are clearly not in the ball park.

Tough calls, decisions and conversations that require honesty, integrity and sensitivity.