Don’t look to fix a broken process. Look at how you can make things the way you want them to be.
“You play football with your head, and your legs are there to help you.” – Johan Cruyff.
Develop the young mind, and the young legs will catch up.
Why do you want to win? Nobody likes the feeling of losing. The real question is this: What do you consider winning to be?
In a changing world we can never be satisfied. Even if you find the best way to do something, there is still a better way to be discovered as new information comes to light.
Youth coaches are leaving a legacy. They leave behind ripples in the lives of others. If you throw a rock into a lake it creates ripples a long time after the rock is disappeared and at the bottom of the lake. We all leave ripples.
Mental toughness is leaving it all on the field, because anything else is less than you owe yourself and your team for all the work you put into being there to start with.
Well meaning motivational types will tell you to “Go big or go home!” Sometimes going home means you went big and made it out the other side – which shows a lot more mental preparedness than simply going big.
Unless you’re gambling and have something to lose, don’t quit while you’re ahead. Keep pushing, don’t let off the gas until the final whistle blows.
When things are going against you, don’t lose your focus. The biggest mind game you have to win is the one against yourself.
Nothing will fix performance anxiety, but you can work to keep things in perspective.
Ultimately the important thing is to learn to accept mistakes, even the big ones, as part of life.