The only thing you can control is your own performance, and if performances continue to improve, the results will naturally follow. If they don't, it is because there is something wrong in the preparation.
Building a strong mental toughness, and being bold enough to accept that defeats will litter the path to success is no easy thing. It takes boldness and courage to admit that on the day we just didn't perform at our best and we can do better.
When we think of a "winning mindset" we tend to overlook the preparation, practice, and performance required to achieve goals. Often we win or lose long before we face an opponent.
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Practice is what they do to get better so when they meet their teams or get into the environment where we can apply new tricks they are ready to go. And there, in a nutshell is the differentiating factor - practice improves the individual, rehearsal improves the group.
If there is something you can work on, practice it and then take it to rehearsal to see how it can work to improve the team or group. Don't wait until a skill is needed, bring the solution before the problem arises. The worst case scenario is that you improve yourself, and that is never a bad thing.
The reality is that unless something occurs to change us, we will continue to do what we have always done. If we have always lived in poverty, sudden riches will not change the poverty mindset, and we will soon find ourselves back there.
You don't have to be a clone to fit in. You can still have the areas in common you share with your friends while holding on to your values. The moment you lower your standards and integrity is the moment you begin to disappoint yourself and lose self-esteem.
Unless I change my habits and lifestyle a magic wand won't help. If I were to change my habits and lifestyle, I don't need a magic wand because I'll have the results I am looking for.
I remember a phrase my grandparents used to use when I messed something up "More haste, less speed." Basically, the more you rush to get something done, the more likely you are to mess it up.