I want you to ask yourself…

Do you want to be famous to make money or so that you can help others? If you are an athlete, I want you to ask yourself whatever it is, you need to know and why. How bad do you want it? How bad do you really want to be famous? Do you just talk about it or are you doing what it takes on a daily basis to be great? A great athlete does whatever it takes on a daily basis while a good athlete does it when it’s convenient. A great athlete trains every day while a good athlete trains when it’s comfortable. A great athlete goes out of his or her way to eat properly so that the body recovers faster while a good athlete eats whenever and whatever is available. Why do you do what you do on a daily basis to be great? What is it that motivates you? This you must know to be able to as an athlete to thrive under pressure.

 You must be thinking how are elite athletes consistently able to rise to the challenge when faced with tough competition? Research shows that self-confidence plays a role. Athletes who are confident in their abilities are more likely to have a positive reaction to excitement and anxiety and thrive on the challenge of competition. Elite athletes are often so focused on their behavior that and are able to interpret the difference between excitement and anxiety. Self-confidence tends to be highest when you believe in your ability and feel that you have properly prepared for a competition. Worry and confidence are at opposite ends of the spectrum, when confidence is strong, it tends to crowd worry out of the mind.

 


Clive Walters Sr.
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