If you’re frustrated by your coach, your performance or your team…and feel like no matter how hard you work or how much you improve that you’ll STILL end up humiliated — either because you are in a slump or your coach doesn’t like you and makes you ride the bench (which is especially awful if you have to watch teammates play who simply aren’t as good as you)….
…then you are a victim of one of the biggest lies in sport..
I’m here to tell you today that you are NOT alone, that it’s NOT your fault, and there IS a better way to become the ‘go-to’ player on your team.
What do most athletes do when they have a bad game, fall into a slump, or are forced to ride the bench?
They tell themselves to BELIEVE in themselves and be positive. They say things to themselves like:
“I feel great today.”
“I’m calm, confident, and cheerful right now.”
“Today’s the day!”
Except…this doesn’t work.
Telling yourself to “be confident and believe in yourself” does not restore your confidence in any real way.
You know what I’m talking about…it’s that artificial, sterile self-talk that just will not sink in.
Now, don’t get me wrong.
Confidence is essential, and getting it back is the KEY to playing like a superstar and getting your coach in the palm of your hand.
You already know this – I don’t even have to tell you.
The big LIE – the one that is keeping you from delivering peak performances every game – is that confidence is a choice.
Confidence is NOT a choice.
Most coaches, parents, and books tell you it is.
They tell you that if you want confidence, all you need to do is “ask yourself” for it.
Sort of a ‘fake ‘it till you make it’ approach.
…because it doesn’t work most of the time.
You can’t trick yourself.
Let me repeat: You CANNOT trick yourself.
And when you’re feeling these feelings, it doesn’t work to pretend you’re not.
Sure, you can make a SMALL improvement by giving yourself a pep talk, but it’s like trying to break through the earth’s gravitational field: it requires tremendous amounts of “thrust” and effort… and it actually interferes with your natural ability to execute what you need to do out there, because you’re not focused on the game anymore.
“So…that’s it? I’m just supposed to do nothing?”
I’ve seen tremendous results by showing my students a racially different approach to skyrocketing their performance virtually overnight.
We focus on the one element of your game you have complete control over and that will get you playing like a superstar and becoming that ‘go-to’ player you always knew you could be.
Once you master the simple steps it requires, you will finally deliver amazing performance every game. Best of all, you’ll have your coach following you around like a lovesick puppy.